March 16, 2023
(Fishers, Indiana) – On March 15th 2023, Nathaniel Cornelius was arrested for 7 counts of Possession of Child Pornography with an aggravating factor, a level 5 felony, and 2 counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a level 6 felony.
Cornelius, a Fishers resident, was investigated by the Hamilton County Metro Child Exploitation Task Force which is a task force headquartered in the Fisher’s Police Department. The task force is comprised of detectives from Westfield, Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office. The task force focuses on internet crimes against children and investigates child exploitation cases in Hamilton, Hancock, Madison, and Tipton counties.
Cornelius’s investigation started after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Digital evidence was collected from his home and child sex abuse material was located on a computer. Cornelius is currently being held on a $100,000 cash or surety bond at the Hamilton County Jail. Cornelius is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Arrested: Nathaniel Cornelius
40 years old
Charges: Possession of Child Pornography, a level 6 felony (2 counts)
Possession of Child Pornography with an aggravating factor, a level 5 felony (7 counts)
Held: Hamilton County Jail
A charge is merely an accusation, and the arrested person(s) is presumed innocent until proven guilty
Media Personnel – Please direct any further questions regarding this case to the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office.
About the Hamilton County Metro Child Exploitation Task Force:
The Hamilton County Metro Child Exploitation Task Force is a partnership with the Fishers Police Department, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, the Carmel Police Department, the Noblesville Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, the Westfield Police Department, the Alexandria Police Department, and the Anderson Police Department. This task force works closely with the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office.