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[ISP] Numerous One-Pot Meth Labs and Child Pornography Discovered in Knox County
Start Date: 8/29/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 8/30/2012End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description

Knox County – Indiana State Police Special Investigations Detective Chris Cecil initiated a criminal investigation on August 21st after receiving information that Anthony Gene Childers, 25, of Vincennes, allegedly had child pornographic images on a computer he pawned earlier in the year.

During the course of the investigation, detectives from the Indiana State Police and Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force determined Childers had possessed hundreds of images depicting child pornography on his computer before pawning it at Piggy Banc Pawn Shop in Vincennes.

Wednesday morning, August 29th, members of the Indiana State Police, Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Vincennes Police and Knox County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at Childers residence located at 621 North 6th Street, Apartment 2, in Vincennes.  During the execution of the search warrant, investigators discovered an active meth lab, a small amount of meth and numerous used one-pot meth labs. Troopers arrested Childers and his girlfriend, Jennifer Abel, 32, of Vincennes.  They are both currently being held on bond in the Knox County Jail. The investigation is continuing.

ARRESTED AND CHARGES:
• Anthony Gene Childers, 25, 621 North 6th Street, Apartment 2, Vincennes, IN
1.  Possession of Child Pornography, Class D Felony
2. Manufacturing Meth, Class A Felony
3. Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Class D Felony

• Jennifer Abel, 32, 903 North 13th Street, Vincennes, IN
1.  Manufacturing Meth, Class A Felony
2. Visiting a Common Nuisance, Class A Misdemeanor

Investigating Officers: Detective Chris Cecil and Detective Sergeant Tim Keller, Indiana State Police
Assisting Agencies: Vincennes Police and Knox County Sheriff’s Department

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Contact Information:
Name: Sergeant Todd Ringle
Phone: (812) 868-2153
Email: tringle@isp.in.gov
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