Former Ill. Rep. Keith Farnham charged with possession of child pornography

April 28, 2014 (CHICAGO)

Farnham allegedly possessed two videos depicting child pornography on a computer that was seized from his state office in Elgin in March. Farnham was not arrested and no date has been set yet for him to appear voluntarily for an initial appearance in Federal Court.

Farnham resigned his seat in the Illinois General Assembly on March 19.

A federal search warrant was executed at Farnham's office and Elgin residence in March, and several computers and electronic storage devices containing child pornography images were recovered, including the two charged videos, according to the complaint affidavit. The office computer that contained the videos was labeled "Property of the State of Illinois House of Representatives."

Possession of child pornography carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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