Man accused of possessing child pornography

Cyber tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led to the arrest of a Bartholomew County man on charges of possession of child pornography.

Gavin Christopher Denton Haight, 21, of 3365 Spring Valley Drive, was arrested on four counts of possession of child pornography at his home on Wednesday, state police said. Each charge is a Level 5 felony, state police said.

Haight was booked into the Bartholomew County Jail Wednesday, but posted bond which had been set at $60,000 and was released, jail officials said.

Indiana State Police Master Trooper/Detective Kevin Getz with the Indiana State Police — Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force began an investigation in January after receiving four cyber tip reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, state police said.

The cyber tip reports indicated that a specific account user for four separate social media applications was possibly in possession of child pornography image and video files.

Getz requested a search warrant based on information gathered during his investigation.

On Wednesday, members of the Indiana Crimes Against Children Task Force, which included members of the Indiana State Police’s ICAC Unit, the Cyber Crimes Unit, and IMPD Detective Darin Odier, with K-9 Hunter, executed a search warrant at Haight’s Spring Valley Drive address in Columbus.