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HAMMOND, Ind. — A Merillville man will spend time in prison and on probation after pleading guilty to possession fo child pornography.

A federal judge sentenced Steven Ruschak to more than five years in federal prison for downloading and receiving child pornography between Sept. 2012 and Oct. 2015.

Federal investigators found over 9,000 photos and over 200 videos in Ruschak’s collection, including some pornographic material that showed children being hurt and tortured.

Ruschak will spend five years on probation after his release. He will also be required to pay $5,000 in restitution.

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