Portage man arrested on child porn charge

Samuel Franko Jr. (Provided Photo/Indiana State Police)
Samuel Franko Jr. (Provided Photo/Indiana State Police)

PORTAGE, Ind. (WANE) – A Portage man was arrested on a child pornography charge following a month-long investigation, according to Indiana State Police.

Police served a search warrant for computers at the home of Samuel Franko Jr., 38, in the 400 block of Bronze Street in Portage, on Friday morning.

Officers said Franko possessed and distributed child porn. Franko was arrested at his home and taken to the Porter County Jail.

Franko faces one count of child pornography, which is a Class D felony.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed.

The Indiana State Police Crime Against Children units along with Lowell State Police Detectives, Indiana State Police K-9 unit, the Indiana State Police Mobile Forensic Laboratory and Portage Police Department assisted with the investigation.

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