Russellville man facing six felonies in child pornography case

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Clayton Osterhoudt

A Russellville man is facing six felony counts relating to child pornography found on his person computer.

Clayton Osterhoudt, 68, was charged in Putnam Superior Court with Level 4 felony dissemination of child pornography and five counts of Level 5 felony possession of child pornography.

The Hamilton County Metro Child Exploitation Task Force first became aware of Osterhoudt through five different reports associated with Osterhoudt’s telephone number to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children cybertipline in August and September of 2019. The case was assigned to Hamilton County based on the prefix of Osterhoudt’s mobile phone number.

Det. Sgt. Keith Weesner of the Fishers Police Department investigated the allegations.

Through the course of the investigation, Weesner and other investigators found multiple images or videos of young females in sexual or suggestive poses both on email accounts associated with Osterhoudt’s number as well as on his computer.

A search warrant was executed at Osterhoudt’s Russellville home in September 2020, at which time court records indicate he told officers they would find illegal pornography on his computer.

Osterhoudt further told officers that he had exchanged images and videos with others via the internet. He also indicated that all of the images were obtained on the internet and not made locally.

A Level 4 felony carries with it a sentencing range of 2-12 years, while Level 5 felonies can range from 1-6 years.

Following the issuance of a warrant for Osterhoudt’s arrest, he was booked in the Putnam County Jail at 2:22 p.m. on Tuesday.

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  • Sick scumbag. Give him the highest sentence possible.

    -- Posted by Queen53 on Wed, Jan 12, 2022, at 10:47 PM
  • Oh, how I agree with you Queen 53!!!!

    -- Posted by JamesBond1972 on Thu, Jan 13, 2022, at 2:10 PM
  • It creeps me out to know this man lived right down the road from me.

    -- Posted by frweist71 on Thu, Jan 13, 2022, at 8:33 PM
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