On October 26, 2023, detectives with the Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) arrested a Kosciusko County man on alleged charges of possession of child pornography.

This investigation by the Indiana State Police ICAC Task Force began when a tip was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The tip ultimately led to a search warrant being served on a residence located at 3762 West Old Road 30 Lot 702 in Warsaw, IN by the Indiana State Police.

While serving this search warrant troopers also located suspected methamphetamine, THC oil, synthetic marijuana, syringes, numerous pills, a shotgun, a handgun, drug paraphernalia, and suspected drug packaging materials.

 As a result of the investigation, Aaron Burchett, 35, was arrested for one count of Possession of Child Pornography, Level 5 Felony, one count of Possession of Child Pornography, Level 6 Felony, Dealing in a Controlled Substance, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Legend Drug, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.  Burchett was transported to the Kosciusko County Jail.

The Indiana State Police oversees the ICAC Task Force, a multiagency task force that investigates allegations of using the internet to sexually exploit or entice children.

The ICAC Task Force encourages Hoosiers to report online exploitation, solicitation, and enticement-type crimes against children to the National center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The NCMEC website can be accessed through the ICAC Task Force website. 

ICAC Task Force website:  https://www.in.gov/isp/icactf/

The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, Lagrange County Sheriff’s Office, Warsaw Police Department, United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations, and the United States Customs and Border Patrol.

*All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.