Winamac Man Sentenced to 97 Months in Prison

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SOUTH BEND – Terry Cottrell, 38 years old, of Winamac, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Cottrell was sentenced to 97 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release.  Cottrell was ordered to pay $39,000 in restitution.

According to documents in the case, in October of 2019, law enforcement discovered over 9,000 images and seven videos of child pornography on Cottrell’s cell phone and laptop computer. Cottrell confessed to possessing the images. Cottrell’s criminal history includes a conviction for breaking into a library in 2003 to look up child pornography on a library computer.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations with the assistance of the Indiana State Police.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John M. Maciejczyk.


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