Franklin, IN – A 26 year old man is in jail facing dozens of charges stemming from a two month investigation led by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Tyler Bartnovsky of Franklin was arrested today after investigators served a search warrant at his residence. The investigation began when a tip was received. Based on information discovered during the investigation and subsequent search warrant, Bartnovsky was arrested on the following preliminary charges.
- 25 Counts of Possession of Child Pornograpny (Level 6 Felony)
- 1 Count of Child Solicitation (Level 4 Felony)
- 1 Count of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor (Level 4 Felony)
The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force consists of several central Indiana Police Agencies. This particular case was led by a detective from the Martinsville Police Department with the assistance of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the Franklin Police Department, the Noblesville Police Department, the Brownsburg Police Department and the Indiana State Police.
The charges listed are merely accusations and probable cause for arrest, formal charges will be determined by the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office.
Tips about crimes against children, including child pornography, child solicitation, human trafficking, or mistreatment of children can be submitted anonymously at www.missingkids.org
All suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.