The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has recognized an Indiana State Police detective for his role in the arrest and conviction of a Vincennes man for possessing and distributing child pornography.
The center awarded Detective Chris Cecil with a Certificate of Honorable Mention for his crucial role in the investigation.
Detective Cecil is assigned to the Crimes Against Children unit and is a member of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
His efforts led to the arrest of 28-year-old Jonathan Martin of Vincennes.
A search of Martin’s residence turned up more than 20-thousand images and videos depicting child pornography that Martin had been sharing through email and peer-to-peer file sharing.
A federal judge sentenced Martin to 18-years in prison and lifetime supervised release.
Martin was also sentenced to 25-years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of Class A felony child molesting in Elkhart County, Indiana.
Martin, who was 28 at the time Cecil arrested him, will be in custody until he is at least 64 years old.