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Guilty Plea by X-rated Children's Book Author

(Hammond, IN) - A La Porte man could be off to a federal prison soon.  He allegedly wrote children’s books but they were far from being innocent.


51-year old Michael Christianson pleaded guilty at U.S. District Court in Hammond yesterday.  According to authorities, the books he wrote contained dozens of pictures of naked children.  In addition, he promoted a group supporting adults interesting in having sex with kids.


He was convicted of child molesting about 20 years ago.


Christianson will receive a 15 year federal prison sentence if the plea agreement is accepted by the court.  He would also be under lifetime supervision by federal probation officers. 

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