LaPorte Man Sentenced
35 year old Ronald E. Wheaton of LaPorte was sentenced for distribution of child pornography. Wheaton was sentenced to 151 months’ imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release. According to documents filed in this case, on March 17, 2014, Wheaton distributed child pornography to an undercover Indiana State Police officer using a peer-to-peer file sharing system online. When officers executed a search warrant at his home on July 7, 2014, they discovered additional child pornography. This case was prosecuted as a result of an investigation by the FBI and the Indiana State Police.
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