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updated: 8/7/2012 10:43 PM

Algonquin man faces child pornography charges

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An Algonquin man has been accused of transporting and possessing child pornography, according to a federal indictment.

John Carlson, 37, has been charged with two counts of transporting child pornography via the Internet and one count of possessing child pornography that had crossed state lines, according to the indictment.

If convicted, Carlson could face a maximum sentence on each count of up to 10 years in prison, 3 years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000.

The U.S. Attorney's Northern District of Illinois office announced the indictments Tuesday.

A December 2011 grand jury charged Carlson with transporting two images of child pornography on July 22, 2011, and with being in possession of a laptop with still and video images of child pornography on it, according to the indictment.

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