Peru – Wednesday morning, a criminal investigation by officers from the Indiana State Police and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force resulted in the arrest of Noel Berry, 60 Peru IN. Berry was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail to face eight felony charges for possession of child pornography.
Officers initiated a criminal investigation after receiving a tip, from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, about Berry possibly possessing a nude image of a child. During the course of the investigation, officers developed probable cause to obtain a search warrant for a residence at 513 Monroe Avenue, Peru, IN. This is the home where Berry resided. During their search, and forensic examination of Berry's computers and telecommunication devices, officers allegedly found eight separate images of child pornography.
If the public has information about exploited children they are asked to report it by calling the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOSS. (843-5677).
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