Mishawaka man sentenced after being caught with nearly 40,000 pics, videos depicting child pornography

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A Mishawaka man has been sentenced to 69 months in prison after admitting to possessing nearly 40,000 photos and videos depicting child pornography.

Brendan R. Eiler, 33, was sentenced in U.S. District Court after pleading guilty of receipt of child pornography.

According to documents in the case, between March 2016 and March 2017, Eiler downloaded child pornography from the internet using a program named “e-Mule.”

He admitted to possessing approximately 35,079 images and approximately 4,170 videos that portrayed child pornography. Some of these depicted bestiality and sadistic images, and prepubescent children or children under the age of 12.

Besides his time in prison, Eiler was ordered to serve 5 years of supervised release following his prison release, and pay $55,000 in restitution to the victims.

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