Former YMCA employee wanted on child porn charges

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man who police say viewed child pornography while working at a YMCA in Fort Wayne.

Posted: Aug 9, 2019 2:10 PM
Updated: Aug 29, 2019 5:54 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for a man who police say viewed child pornography while working at a YMCA in Fort Wayne.

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Fort Wayne police said 27-year-old Isaac Walker Lengacher was working at a Fort Wayne YMCA when they received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about him.

Police said that two employees claimed they saw images of child pornography on a company-owned computer.

Officers reported that on Feb. 18, two employees at the YMCA submitted a tip saying they found images of child pornography on a company computer on Feb. 15.

The employees said that the images were opened on Lengacher’s gmail account, acording to court documents,

Court documents also showed that the forensics lab found Lengacher had at several images that appear to be young boys between the ages of 13-16.

Police say they immediately notified the YMCA Senior District Executive Director Patrick Kelly of the incident.

Greater Fort Wayne COO Chris Angellatta said in a statement that Lengacher was fired the same day. He says  the organization is very serious about protecting members and its kids. 

"When we hire people, we do a thorough reference check, drug screens, interviews, and criminal background checks," Angellatta wrote." This former employee had no complaints and passed all checks. To clarify, there were no complaints about the former employee acting inappropriately towards children while on YMCA property, but two other employees found him accessing personal files from a YMCA computer."

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