For Immediate Release

Date: 12/14/2023

Location: 3900 block of Foresthill Avenue

Time: 0635 hours

Suspect Arrested #1: Diego Elisha Velasquez, 23 years old

Preliminary Charges: Possession of Child Pornography, a Level 6 Felony


On November 07, 2023, the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force received a Cybertip and files from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Fort Wayne Detective Chuck Volz, 1607F, a member of the ICAC Task Force, led the investigation. He determined during his investigation that  files containing Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM), commonly known as child pornography, were downloaded to at least one electronic device inside of a residence in the 3900 block of Foresthill Avenue. The Internet Service Provider named Diego Velasquez as the likely offender. This morning, Fort Wayne ICAC detectives, along with other detectives from the Fort Wayne Police Department Crimes Against Persons Section (CAPS) executed a search warrant at the residence. Several electronic devices were collected during the search. Mr. Velasquez admitted his role in viewing CSAM and was arrested. The Allen County Prosecutor’s Office and several FWPD Patrol Officers assisted with the investigation.

The Fort Wayne Police Department would like to remind citizens that searching for and viewing CSAM is the same as possessing CSAM and carries the same penalties.