HAMMOND –Kasey Ludberg, 27, of Lafayette, Indiana was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon after pleading guilty to sexual exploitation of a child and receipt of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Ludberg was sentenced to 270 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, in September 2017 Ludberg induced a young girl under the age of 12 to send him sexually explicit photographs via the internet. Ludberg also admitted to requesting sexually explicit photographs and videos from approximately 30 other minors and receiving such materials from at least 10 of those minors.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Onondaga Sheriff’s Department. The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexandra McTague.