Portage Man Arrested On Child Exploitation

On April 25, 2024, members of the Indiana State Police Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) arrested Dylan T. Cannell, 26, of Portage, IN, on two (2) felony charges.

Mr. Cannell was taken into custody at his residence after a warrant was issued for his arrest. The warrant and arrest were the result of an investigation which was initiated when investigators with the Indiana State Police received a Cyber Tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding the activities on a Kik Messenger chat app account. Mr. Cannell was transported to Porter County Jail where he awaits an initial court appearance.

Mr. Cannell has been charged with the following offenses:

Child Exploitation-Possession of Child Pornography Under the Age of 12- Level 5 Felony

Child Exploitation-Possession of Child Pornography- Level 6 Felony

Please visit https://www.in.gov/isp/icactf/ to learn more about the Indiana ICAC Task Force. There are also links and contact information for the public to make reports to NCMEC as well as available resources for victims of child exploitation and their families.

All suspects are presumed to be innocent until/unless proven guilty in court.

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