A Cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) led to the arrest of a Vanderburgh County man for possession of child pornography and dissemination of child pornography.
Detectives with the Indiana State Police – Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force in Evansville began an investigation in January of 2023 after receiving a cyber tip report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The cyber tip report indicated that a specific account was possibly used to transmit child pornography images or video files.
Based on information gathered during the investigation, detectives requested a search warrant through the Vanderburgh County Superior Court.
As a result, on Wednesday, March 30, 2023, members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Indiana State Police executed the search warrant at an address in Evansville, Indiana.
On Tuesday, August 1, 2023, as a result of the investigation and subsequent search, an arrest warrant was issued through the Vanderburgh County Clerk. Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Benjamin Jacob Seger, 24 of Evansville.
Seger was transported to the Vanderburgh County jail without incident and charged with
- Possession of Child Pornography, Where the Child is Under 12 Years of Age, Level 4 Felony (2 Counts).
- Possession of Child Pornography, Where the Child is Under 18 Years of Age, Level 5 Felony (2 Counts).
- Vicarious Sexual Gratification, Level 5 Felony (1 Count)
- Child Solicitation, Level 5 Felony (1 Count)
Investigating – Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force
Assisting Agencies – Indiana State Police and Jasper Police Department
Arresting Agency – Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office