New Castle man faces multiple child porn charges

Mug shot of Brian A. Koby

Mug shot of Brian A. Koby

NEW CASTLE, Ind. — Police in New Castle arrested a man in a child pornography case after an investigation that began in July.

According to Indiana State Police, Brian A. Koby, 34, faces 10 counts of possession of child pornography, a Level 6 felony. The investigation started in July, when Det. Sgt. Scott Jarvis received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The group said an image possibly portraying child pornography had been downloaded and traced to an IP address associated with Koby.

Police obtained a search warrant for Koby’s home at 912 Vine St. in New Castle Thursday morning. He was taken to the Henry County Jail.

“I saw them take computers out of this truck and they took some brown paper sacks out,” said Janeva Wallick, who lives next door to the house where Koby was arrested. She was surprised to hear about the charges.

“It just blows me away, I can’t believe it,” said Wallick, “he’s always seemed to stay to himself and he’s not been a problem or anything.”

The Indiana State Police Cyber Crimes Unit, Pendleton District detectives and state troopers, and the Henry County Prosecutor’s Office assisted with the investigation.

FOX59 has confirmed Koby worked IT for a string of five McDonald’s owned by IYQ Management.

The United States Fencing Association also confirmed he is the secretary for the Indiana division of the United States Fencing Association. Authorities say more charges could be coming.