Authorities say a Lake Villa-area man has been charged with child pornography possession.
Jason C. Boettcher, 26, of the 39200 block of North Spruce Street in unincorporated Lake Villa Township, was charged with five counts of child pornography possession, according to an announcement Friday by the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
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Police said a search warrant was executed at Boettcher's home Friday and he was arrested there. Evidence was seized from the home that included electronic devices capable of storing electronic media, authorities said.
A forensic examination of the computer hard drives found several images identified as child pornography, according to the sheriff's office.
Officials said the sheriff's cybercrimes unit received assistance from special investigators of the Lake County State's Attorney's Office for the child porn probe.
Boettcher was held Friday on 10 percent of a $250,000 bond. He's to appear in Lake County circuit court on April 23.