Man charged with manufacturing child porn

September 16, 2009 12:14:15 PM PDT
A 44-year-old man already in custody is facing new charges alleging he produced and possessed child pornography in the last dozen years.The federal criminal complaint alleges Donald Anderson, formerly of both Elk Grove Village and Park Forest, possessed thousands of potential images and videos of child pornography.

The investigation began in March 2007 when Anderson was arrested for allegedly having sex with an underage girl. That led to the discovery of a video allegedly showing Anderson having sex with an 8-year-old girl ten years earlier.

While in custody in relation to that investigation, authorities say they discovered more than 11,700 images of suspected child pornography on one computer, and more than 8,250 additional images and 450 child pornography videos on CDs and DVDs.

"Subsequent analysis of other computers and related equipment allegedly revealed more than 13,000 additional images and 70 more videos containing suspected child pornography," a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office says.

Anderson is charged with possession and manufacture of child porn and faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted.


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