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South Bend man faces federal charges of distribution and possession of child pornography

A South Bend man who was charged in St. Joseph County with five counts of possession of child pornography is now facing federal charges of distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

Federal charges against William Dill were filed on November 23.

In June 2016, the St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit downloaded more than 50 files containing child pornography from a computer located within the county.

Investigators identified the computer as that of William Dill of Barbie Street in South Bend.

On July 27, 2016, investigators served a search warrant on Dill's home and seized his computer, a hard drive and thumb drive.

Dill allegedly admitted to downloading child pornography files for the past year. He also admitted to engaging in Fantasy chats with another adult male he met online. He told investigators he knew it was possible he was sharing child pornography through BitTorrent, but denied doing it intentionally.

During a forensic search of Dill's computer, investigators say they located over 1,200 pictures and videos of child pornography, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Police also said they discovered a Skype interview where Dill expressed interest in molesting a child, according to the probable cause affidavit.

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