ELKHART — A former City of Elkhart employee was sentenced Thursday in federal court after he admitted to having possessed child pornography earlier this year.
Stephen Sachs, 52, of Goshen, IN, was sentenced to 72 months in prison and five years of supervised release, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Law enforcement had obtained a search warrant at the Sachs home to seize all of the computers and electronic devices in the residence. They found a total of 14,274 images that Sachs had collected.
His job with the Elkhart Street Department was terminated July 12, according to Arvis Dawson, executive assistant to the mayor.
Vicci Moore, Elkhart human resources chief, said disciplinary action with the city would not happen until Sachs was formally convicted.
Sachs was arrested February 23 and charged in a federal indictment with one count of child pornography.
The case resulted from an investigation by the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including the U.S. Secret Service and the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.