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Rome City man arrested on child porn, sex crime charges following state police investigation

An investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force resulted in the arrest of a Rome City man last week.

Posted: Aug 3, 2021 10:23 AM
Updated: Aug 4, 2021 9:20 AM

ALBION, Ind. (WFFT) — A Noble County man, who is already in jail, is now facing more charges involving child sex crimes.

The Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force says their investigation into 37-year-old Gary N. Masters II of Rome City began after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an online account had been used to store child pornography.

Gary N. Masters II

Investigators allege the owner of the online account was Masters and he was also believed to have been soliciting children online using various messaging applications.

On Wednesday, July 28  the Noble County Prosecutor’s Office issued a warrant for Masters' arrest.

Masters was already being held at the Noble County Jail on unrelated charges.

Masters now face additional felony charges of child exploitation, two counts of child solicitation and three counts of possession of child pornography,

He will remain held on these latest charges pending an initial court appearance in Noble County.

Anyone having any information related to internet crimes against children are encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency or make a report to NCMEC.

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