Child pornography, ammunition found in man’s home

By  Herald Staff


LOOGOOTEE — A rural Loogootee man was arrested after officers found a large amount of child pornography photos, ammunition, and possible illegal ivory in his home.

Timothy L. Guy, 73, has currently been charged with three counts of possession of child pornography, all Level 5 felonies. More charges are possible as the case is still under investigation, Indiana State Police reported.

On Friday evening, Dubois County Community Corrections contacted the Martin County Sheriff's Department to conduct a check on Guy, who was on home detention for a previous child pornography conviction. Officers went to his home, at 13499 Mt. Calvary Road, and while conducting the check found that Guy was in possession of an extensive amount of suspected child pornography, police reported.

Indiana State Police and conservation officers were called in for assistance. During the course of several hours, officers found numerous printed child porn photos and a large number of electronic storage devices suspected of containing child pornography images, police said. Officers found 800 DVDs, at least 80 thumb drives, hard drives, and other electronic devices that are suspected of containing child pornography.

Guy was arrested and taken to the Martin County Jail.

During an interview, Guy admitted that he possessed possibly a quarter-million images of child pornography on these devices, police said. Guy also admitted to possession of ammunition that he had stolen from Crane Naval Base during his previous employment as an ammunition and explosive handler. Guy was also found to be in possession of numerous pieces of ivory, some of which were suspected by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to be illegal to possess, police said.

On Wednesday, troopers and ICOs, along with NCIS and EOD personnel from Crane Naval Base, served a search warrant on Guy's property. A large amount of suspected stolen government ammunition was seized, as were more pieces of ivory and electronic storage devices, police reported.

All suspects are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law, police said.

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