Gurnee man arrested for reproducing thousands of images of child pornography

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LAKE COUNTY, Illinois — A Gurnee man has been charged with several felony counts of reproducing child pornography after thousands of images and videos of young children in his home.

The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/1zBeKHd ) reports that, Lake County police carried out a search warrant and seized multiple electronic devices from the home of 51-year-old Charles Herbst. He was arrested and-charged- with 10 counts of reproducing child pornography. Each count carries a minimum of six to 30 years in prison.

Authorities say that additional charges may be sought.

Herbst is being held on $250,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 11.


Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com

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