Crown Point Man Charged with Online Stalking
HAMMOND – The Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Clifford D. Johnson, announced that Adam Russell Hegyi, age 30, of Crown Point, Indiana was charged with transferring obscenity to a person under 16 and online stalking.
The complaint alleges that between on or about January 1, 2015 and June 2, 2017, Hegyi used a variety of social media applications to communicate with a minor child beginning when she was 12 years old. Through these applications, Hegyi sent photos of his genitals and coerced the child to send nude photos to him. Thereafter, Heygi caused the minor to take additional photos by threatening to release the photos she had already sent online.
The United States Attorney’s office emphasizes that a Complaint is merely an allegation and that all persons are presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty in court.
If convicted, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
This complaint results from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in both Merrillville, Indiana and Charlotte, North Carolina, with the assistance of the Gary and Hammond Police Departments, the Indiana State Police, the Lake County, Indiana Sheriff’s Department and the Rowan County, North Carolina, Sheriff’s Office. This case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Jill R. Koster.
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