The following press release was sent Tuesday:
Morgan County – On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, Troopers with the Indiana State Police Bloomington District and the ISP Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) served search warrants in Mooresville and Martinsville relating to a child pornography investigation.
The investigation started in June of 2022 when an undercover officer with a police department in Ohio received child pornographic files from a suspect on a social media application. The officer collected the suspect account information and transferred the case to ISP ICAC Detective Robert Whyte.
Detective Whyte was able to locate the suspect through the social media account and identified him as Travers C. Sciscoe, a 22-year-old male from Martinsville. Detectives were able to locate Sciscoe at his place of employment and interview him while ISP Forensic Examiners completed a simultaneous phone extraction where child pornography was located on his device. Sciscoe was arrested and transported to Morgan County Jail for the following charge,
- One Count of Possession of Child Pornography Under 12 Years Old, Level 5 Felony
Assisting ISP ICAC detectives were Bloomington Troopers Richard Klun, Trooper Caroline Harding, Trooper Brian Snyder, Martinsville Police Department, and the Mooresville Police Department.
Anyone having any information related to crimes against children is encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency or visit the NCMEC website at http://www.missingkids.com/home and find the link to make a CYBERTIPLINE report.
An arrest photo may be obtained from the Morgan County Jail.
All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.