Authorities arrest Greenfield man on child solicitation charge
Update (June 3, 2016) — Trautmann pleaded guilty to child solicitation; all other charges dismissed. He will serve 3 years in DOC followed by 2 years probation.
GREENFIELD, Ind. (January 19, 2016) –Investigators from the Indiana State Police, in conjunction with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, arrested a Greenfield man on a preliminary charge of child solicitation.
Authorities began their investigation in Oregon in November, 2015. Their investigation led them to Nicholas Trautmann, 22, of Greenfield.
According to investigators, Trautmann was corresponding with a juvenile from Oregon via social media websites and text messages. During the correspondence, Trautmann solicited pornographic photos of the juvenile victim. A search warrant was served earlier today at Trautmann’s home, and his computer and his cellular phone were ceased for further examination.
Trautmann has been booked into the Hancock County Jail on a preliminary charge of child solicitation, a level 5 felony. He is being held without a bond until his initial hearing, which has not yet been set. This is an ongoing investigation and there is no further information available at this time.