News release from the Indiana State Police:
74 year-old Fort Wayne man arrested on a child pornography charge
(January 22, 2016) – A 74 year old Fort Wayne man was arrested on a felony charge earlier today following a year-long investigation into various crimes against children allegations.
An undercover investigation into peer-to-peer file sharing conducted by the Indiana State Police resulted in the execution of a search warrant at the man’s Fort Wayne residence in April 2015 by the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Member agencies include the Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne Police Department, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI.
This afternoon, investigators arrested 74 year old John David Yonkman, Sr. without incident and he was booked into the Allen County Jail under a $2,500 bond. He is being charged by the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office with the following:
- Possession of Child Pornography, Level 6 felony
Investigators credit the collaborative effort of all of the agencies involved, especially that of the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office in this complex and highly technical criminal investigation.
All Suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.