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Posted on: June 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Child Exploitation Task Force Arrest

June 2, 2021

Fishers, (Indiana) – Last night Terrence Richards of Carmel, was arrested on a warrant for two counts of Child Exploitation and one count of Possession of Child Pornography.  Richards was taken into custody and transported to the Hamilton County Jail without incident.

Earlier this year, The Hamilton County Metro Child Exploitation Task Force received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children advising that someone had used a social media account to upload multiple images of child sexual abuse material. This tip initiated an investigation that led to the execution of a search warrant at Richards’ home.  During the search additional evidence was located and collected.  Detectives with the Fishers Police Department Digital Forensic Lab examined case related devices and discovered additional images, some of which Richards had distributed to other individuals via mobile application. The Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office reviewed the case information and issued an arrest warrant for Richards.  

The Hamilton County Metro Child Exploitation Task Force is an affiliate of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.  Members of the Hamilton County Metro Child Exploitation Task Force include Detectives from the Fishers Police Department, Carmel Police Department, Noblesville Police Department, and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.  

Media Personnel – Please direct any further questions, regarding this case, to the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. 

Arrested:        Terrence Richards

                        40 years old

                        Carmel, Indiana

Charge(s):      Child Exploitation Level 5 Felony (2 counts)

                        Possession of Child Pornography Level 6 Felony

Held:               Hamilton County Jail


A charge is merely an accusation, and the arrested person(s) is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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