Portage Man Sentenced For Production Of Child Pornography

Romio Xavier Hawkins, 24 years old, of Portage, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Philip P. Simon after pleading guilty to production of material depicting a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Hawkins was sentenced to 240 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, on multiple occasions between January and February 2021, Hawkins instructed Jane Doe 1, a 16-year-old minor, to produce images and live videos depicting Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, a four-year-old minor, engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Additionally, Hawkins admitted to law enforcement that he possessed over 1,000 images and 300 videos containing child pornography, including materials featuring toddlers and infants.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Indiana State Police.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Abizer Zanzi.

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