Tyler Bartnovsky; Photo courtesy of Johnson County Jail.
A Franklin man is behind bars on numerous charges after a two month investigation led by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Indiana State Police say that 26-year-old Tyler Bartnovsky was arrested Thursday after investigators served a search warrant at his home. The investigation began after law enforcement received a tip about Bartnovsky’s alleged activities. Based on information discovered during the investigation and subsequent search warrant, Bartnovsky was arrested on the following preliminary charges: – 25 Counts of Possession of Child Pornograpny (Level 6 Felony)
– 1 Count of Child Solicitation (Level 4 Felony)
– 1 Count of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor (Level 4 Felony) The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force consists of several central Indiana Police Agencies. This particular case was led by a detective from the Martinsville Police Department with the assistance of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the Franklin Police Department, the Noblesville Police Department, the Brownsburg Police Department and the Indiana State Police. Tips about crimes against children, including child pornography, child solicitation, human trafficking, or mistreatment of children can be submitted anonymously at missingkids.org.

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