The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 1:00 am


Child dies in accident on Noble County farm

Journal Gazette

A child died after a farm accident in Noble County on Monday afternoon.

At 1:13 p.m., Noble County emergency crews were dispatched to a farm in the 7600 block of County Road 175 East, where a child had been struck by a farm implement in a field and did not appear to be breathing.

According to Noble County police, dispatchers helped the caller perform CPR until emergency responders arrived. However, the child, whose name and age were not released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The death remains under investigation by the Noble County Sheriff's Department and the Noble County coroner's office. The Orange Township Fire Department, Noble County EMS, Rome City marshal's office, Wolcottville Police Department, the Indiana State Police and the Indiana Department of Child Serves assisted at the scene.

Child porn yields 15 years in prison

Darin Kaufman, 37, of Fort Wayne, has been sentenced in federal court to 15 years in prison for possession and receipt of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

The sentence will be followed by five years of supervised release, according to a statement Monday by U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch.

U.S. District Court Judge Theresa Springmann sentenced Kaufman after he pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and one count of possession of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to the statement.

Kaufman received and possessed the pornography from January 2014 through November 2014, the statement said. He was found with images from different child pornography series that are known to law enforcement. Kaufman entered a guilty plea in May of 2016. He has been in custody since his arrest stemming from the charges, according to the release.

This case was investigated by the FBI and the Fort Wayne Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Miller Lowery.

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