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Attorney General Kwame Raoul on Friday announced a Montgomery County man has been arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography.

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LITCHFIELD — Attorney General Kwame Raoul on Friday announced a Montgomery County man has been arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography.

Robert J. Meyer, Jr., 47, of Litchfield, was charged in Montgomery County Circuit Court with two counts of possession of child pornography, a Class 2 felony punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Meyer’s bond was set at $100,000; he will next appear in court July 21.
 
“Child pornography is a horrific crime that can leave life-long scars on innocent children and their families,” Raoul said. “As a result of work done by my office’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, this predator can be held accountable. I appreciate the collaboration of multiple local law enforcement agencies with my office’s task force to keep our communities safe.”
 
Raoul’s investigators, with the assistance of the Illinois State Police South Central Illinois Drug Task Force and the Litchfield Police Department conducted a search of Meyer’s residence in Litchfield and arrested him after allegedly discovering evidence of child pornography. 

Raoul’s office will prosecute the case with Montgomery County State’s Attorney Andrew Affrunti. 
 
“I am grateful to partner with Attorney General Raoul and his staff to ensure justice in this case. The dedication and expertise of the Attorney General’s Office Investigators is of great benefit to the citizens of Montgomery County,” Affrunti said. “Anyone who abuses or exploits children in Montgomery County will be held accountable under the law for their actions.” 
 
The case is part of Attorney General Raoul’s work to investigate and prosecute child pornographers in Illinois. R

Raoul reminds the public that online child sexual exploitation can be reported at www.cybertipline.com, and child abuse can be reported at dcfsonlinereporting.dcfs.illinois.gov. In addition, local child advocacy centers can be found at  www.childrensadvocacycentersofillinois.org.
 
The public is reminded the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 
Assistant Attorney Generals Jenifer Peck and Katherine Hegarty are handling the case for Raoul’s High Tech Crimes Bureau. 



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