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Former Monroe County deputy auditor sentenced to eight years for possession of child pornography



James Huffman, the former chief deputy auditor of Monroe County, was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for possession of child pornography, according to a Department of Justice press release. 

Huffman was indicted in September after the Bloomington Police Department discovered he and a 16-year-old male had shared nude pictures and videos across a social media platform. A search of Huffman’s home found a large collection of child pornography. 

Huffman served as Monroe County’s chief deputy auditor from 2017-18 and chief deputy treasurer from 2016-17.

According to the release, the case was investigated by the FBI, Indiana State Police and BPD. Huffman was sentenced to 96 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker. Following his sentence, Huffman will be on supervised release for 10 years. He is also required to pay a $5,000 fine and register as a sex offender. 

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