Man arrested in Lafayette on child pornography, exploitation charges

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Joshua Kelp

UPDATE (June 26, 2018)– Joshua Kelp pleaded guilty to two counts of child exploitation and one count of possession of child pornography. Five other charges were dropped. He was sentenced to ten years in the Indiana Department of Correction with three years suspended and 295 days of jail credit.

Original story:

LAFAYETTE, Ind.– Police arrested a man for child exploitation and possession of child pornography.

The Lafayette Police Department arrested Joshua Kelp, 33, on the charges Thursday. He was transported to the Tippecanoe County Jail.

No other details were immediately released. LPD said the arrest was the result of a cooperative effort between the High Tech Crimes Unit (HTCU), Tippecanoe Prosecutors Office, and the Lafayette Police Department.