Canton man arrested on child pornography charges

By WEEK Reporter

Canton man arrested on child pornography charges

January 18, 2013 Updated Jan 18, 2013 at 4:29 PM CDT

CANTON, Ill. -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Friday that the state's child pornography crackdown, called Operation Glass House, has resulted in the arrest of a Canton man.

Christopher J. McConnell, 23, was arrested Thursday after a search warrant of his residence on East Chestnut Street revealed computer files depicting images and video of alleged child pornography.

McConnell has been charged with 20 counts of possession of child pornography, a Class 2 felony, punishable by three to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

He is being held at the Fulton County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

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