INDIANAPOLIS – Adam L. Mahaffey, 39, of Martinsville, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison last week after pleading guilty to distributing visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct and possession of child sexual abuse material. He is a repeat sex offender against children, convicted in 2012 of child seduction in Johnson County.
Beginning in January 2021, Mahaffey used an end-to-end encrypted online application to communicate with other individuals. One of the people he contacted reported to the FBI Oklahoma City Field Office that Mahaffey sent them videos containing child sexual abuse material.
Between January 24, and April 20, 2021, Mahaffey was communicating online with an undercover FBI agent. During those exchanges, he talked at length about his interest in engaging in sex acts with children as young as five years old. He sent the agent multiple images and videos of child sexual abuse material.
On April 26, 2021, the FBI executed federal search warrants at his residence in Martinsville and recovered his cell phone containing hundreds of images/videos depicting child sexual abuse material.
As part of the sentence, the judge ordered that Mahaffey be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for 10 years following his release from federal prison and ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine and restitution to each of the minors depicted in the images and videos he distributed. Mahaffey must also register as a sex offender wherever he lives, works, or goes to school, as required by law.