Man from Valparaiso arrested on ten felony charges

Michael Tichenor Jr.
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VALPARAISO, Ind.--- A Valparaiso man was arrested on Tuesday on ten felony charges of child pornography and child exploitation.

Michael Tichenor Junior, 33, of Valparaiso, was arrested after an investigation found he was having inappropriate sexual interactions with juvenile boys he was contacting through social media sites.

Over the course of the investigation it was also discovered that Tichenor allegedly traded nude images with several of them.

Tichenor is being charged with eight felony counts of child pornography, and two felony counts of child exploitation.

Tichenor is currently being held at the Porter County Jail.