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Grayslake man charged with child pornography

Brian W. Stroud

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By Daily Herald report

A Grayslake man has been charged with two felony counts of possession of child pornography after a computer was seized with a search warrant, Lake County officials said Saturday.

The man charged, Brian W. Stroud, 53, of the 0-100 block of Pine Street, was the target of an investigation by the Lake County Sheriff's Office Cybercrimes Unit with assistance from special investigators of the Lake County State's Attorney's Office, the sheriff's office said in a news release.

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When investigators executed a search warrant Jan. 10, Stroud was cooperative and provided the location of a hidden computer, the sheriff's office said.

A forensic examination of the computer on the site where it was seized identified numerous pornographic images, some of which were identified to be child pornography, the release said. Investigators also seized numerous other electronic devices capable of storing electronic media.

Stroud's bond was set at $75,000. He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 29.

The investigation is continuing to determine if additional charges will be sought based on material on the additional devices seized, the sheriff's office said.

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