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Prosecutors: Lisle man had ‘thousands and thousands’ of child porn images

Michael Nehrbas

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A 35-year-old Lisle man is being held in DuPage County jail, accused of storing "thousands and thousands" of child porn images on his computer.

Michael Nehrbas, of the 1800 block of Burlington Avenue, is being held on $200,000 bond and faces five counts of felony child pornography.

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Assistant State's Attorney Bethany Jackson said Nehrbas was charged following an extensive investigation by Wheaton detectives who traced the images to his computer.

"There were thousands and thousands of pornographic images featuring children on his computer," Jackson said during Nehrbas' bond hearing Tuesday morning.

Jackson also expressed concern that Nehrbas lives near a school bus stop.

"He is unemployed and the investigation shows he sits on the computer all day long," she said.

Nehrbas told Judge Elizabeth Sexton he is unemployed but occasionally fixes computers.

Nehrbas' mother and grandmother were in court Tuesday and told Sexton they would not be able to raise the $20,300 necessary for Nehrbas to be released. If he is released, Nehrbas is forbidden from the Internet and can have no contact with anyone younger than 18.

His next court date is scheduled for Feb. 24.

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