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updated: 3/22/2013 6:29 PM

Chicago man arrested on child pornography charges

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Authorities say they've arrested a Chicago man on child pornography charges after finding 2,500 images and videos on his computer -- some of which were of children as young as 1-year-old.

In a news release, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart's office says investigators arrested 51-year-old Seamus Webb without incident on Thursday. Investigators executed a search warrant at Webb's apartment that was based on a tip from the FBI. The release says Webb has been charged with felony counts of various child pornography charges and seized from his apartment computers and other items.

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According to the release, Webb admitted to detectives that he possessed and distributed child pornography. Webb appeared in court Friday morning, and a judge set bail at $100,000.

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