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updated: 11/8/2013 2:15 PM

$250,000 bail for Carol Stream man charged in child porn case

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A Carol Stream man accused of possessing child pornography with the intent to disseminate was jailed Friday on $250,000 bail.

David P. Smith, 48, of the 1N000 block of Darling Street, is charged with six counts of child pornography. If convicted, he could face a minimum 18 years in prison because three of the counts carry mandatory consecutive sentences, prosecutors said.

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According to court records, Smith is accused of possessing numerous videos and a DVD of child pornography involving girls from toddlers to 13. On Thursday, police seized computer equipment and other electronic devices from his home, Assistant State's Attorney Romas Mockaitis said in bond court.

DuPage County Judge Anthony Coco set bail at $250,000 Friday, meaning Smith would have to post $25,000 to be released. Smith told the judge he probably could bond out if he's able to "sell some stocks."

As conditions of his release, Smith can have no contact with minors and is barred from using the Internet or any device capable of accessing the Internet. Coco also ordered him to report weekly to the probation department while his case is pending. His next court date is Nov. 18 in front of Judge Robert Kleeman.

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