Evansville – United States Attorney Josh Minkler today announced the sentencing of a Newburgh man for possessing sexually explicit material involving a minor. Joshua C. Bolin 26, Newburgh, was sentenced to ten years imprisonment by U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young, which is to be followed by a term of fifteen years supervised release.
“Possessing sexually explicit material involving children further perpetuates the victimization of our most vulnerable citizens,” said Minkler. “Those who chose to take advantage of our children, particularly repeat offenders, will be a priority to this office and should expect to face the hammer of federal prosecution.”
In January 2017, law enforcement executed a search warrant on Bolin’s residence in Newburgh. Inside his bedroom, law enforcement found a computer memory card that contained 15 child pornographic video files, 72 child pornographic image files and hundreds of child erotica images. Bolin received an enhanced sentence based on a 2015 felony conviction for possession of child pornography in Warrick County.
According to Assistant United States Attorney Kyle M. Sawa, Bolin must also pay a $5,000 fine.
In October 2017, United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced a Strategic Plan designed to shape and strengthen the District’s response to its most significant public safety challenges. This prosecution sentencing demonstrates the office’s firm commitment to partner with federal and local law enforcement agencies to prosecute those individuals who exploit or harm children or other vulnerable victims. See United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Indiana Strategic Plan Section 4.1)