Michigan City Man Sentenced on Federal Child Sex Charge

Internet safetyA Michigan City man who conned a 16-year-old New York girl into sending him sexually explicit pictures has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison followed by 20 years of supervised release. Court documents indicate that in April of 2012 46-year-old Brian Newman contacted the girl via Facebook, told her that her iPad had been hacked by a male she knew as Mark and had video of her dressing in her room. Newman told the girl she could get the videos back if she would Skype with him. He then reportedly asked her to engage in sexually explicit conduct and send him the videos. Several images sent by the girl were discovered on Newman’s computer when authorities executed a federal search warrant. This case resulted from an investigation by members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.