Shane Smith, 35, of Milford was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Robert L Miller, Jr. on his plea of guilty to production of child pornography.
Smith was sentenced to 211 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.
According to court documents, Smith created fake social media accounts to befriend minors and persuade them to produce pornography to send him. The investigation revealed that Smith also possessed over 1,700 images and over 950 videos of child pornography on his electronic devices.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John M. Maciejczyk.