Batesville Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Batesville Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

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A Batesville, Indiana man was arrested Friday on charges of Possession of Child Pornography and Child Exploitation as a result of an investigation conducted by the Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit.

David W. Smith, age 24, Batesville

The investigation began in 2016 when Indiana State Police Detectives received an anonymous tip that an IP Address located at 201 Country Club, Apt. 5A, Batesville, Indiana was used to view and share images of child pornography. 

The investigation ultimately led to detectives receiving a search warrant for the residence. 

The search warrant, which was served yesterday at approximately 10:30 am, led to detectives discovering images of child pornography on devices and accounts belonging to the residents. 

The investigation ultimately led to David W. Smith, age 24, Batesville, Indiana being arrested on charges of Possession of Child Pornography and Child Exploitation.  

He was transported to the Ripley County Jail where he was incarcerated pending his initial appearance in court.

The Batesville Police Department assisted in the investigation.

The Indiana State Police would like to encourage anyone with information related to internet crimes against children to submit a cybertip on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s website at missingkids.com.