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Greenville woman indicted on child pornography charges

Jennifer Jacobi, 34, of Greenville was indicted last week by a federal grand jury for 10 counts of producing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.
In a case that was investigated by several agencies, including the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept., Harrison County Prosecutor’s Office and Indiana State Police, Jacobi was found to have produced child pornography on 10 separate occasions involving two females between January of 2005 and Feb. 16, 2006. The indictment alleges that Jacobi possessed different images of child pornography on a computer hard drive and a computer disk.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Gayle L. Helart, who is prosecuting the case for the government, Jacobi faces a maximum prison sentence of 15 to 30 years on each count of producing child pornography and up to 10 years and a fine of $250,000 for each charge.
Jacobi appeared in Harrison Superior Court yesterday morning (Tuesday) with her attorney, Nick Haverstock, to iron out plans for a possible plea agreement. Originally, Jacobi had a court date set for Aug. 21; however, a continuance was granted by Judge Roger D. Davis so the defense can work out the details with the plea agreement with federal officials.
‘I really can’t give any details of the agreement because there isn’t one right now,’ said deputy prosecutor Michelle MarQuand. ‘There are several things that need to be ironed out with (Jacobi) at the federal level before we can go forward.’
A pre-trial date was set for Aug. 30 at 9 a.m., and a jury trial date moved to Sept. 25 at 9 a.m.
The case is part of the Project Safe Childhood Initiative and is being prosecuted jointly by both the Harrison County Prosecutor’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Indiana, along with several law enforcement members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children.