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Prison Outcome of Sexual Relationship with Teen

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte area man has received prison time stemming from a sexual relationship with a teenage girl. Justin Bryan, 23, was sentenced in La Porte Circuit Court Friday to 13 years and four months in prison and one-year on probation for Child Molestation and Possession of Child Pornography.


He pleaded guilty to the allegations.


Police became involved in January of 2022 when a La Porte woman discovered sexually explicit images of her then-13-year old daughter on the girl’s cell phone. The girl and Bryan told investigators separately they were in a sexual relationship since July of 2021, court documents revealed.


Bryan said there were numerous sexual encounters and he requested several of the explicit images from the girl sent to him electronically. Bryan also said other girls that he knew sent him sexually explicit photos of themselves electronically.


He was ordered to spent his time on probation in a sex offender rehabilitation program.

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