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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Child Pornography Arrest

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Contact: Sgt. Matt Gard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mjgard@lafayette.in.gov

September 1st, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (765) 807-1223


 Child Pornography Investigation Arrest


On August 31st, 2017 the Lafayette Police Department arrested Joshua Kelp (33) for Child Exploitation and Possession of Child Pornography.  Kelp was transported to the Tippecanoe County Jail.


This investigation was a cooperative effort between the High Tech Crimes Unit (HTCU), Tippecanoe Prosecutors Office, and the Lafayette Police Department.  The collaborative efforts from all agencies involved were instrumental in this investigation. 


Sergeant Matt Gard

Community Outreach & Crime Prevention


The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. 

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