Two suburban men have been snared in a statewide initiative seeking those who download and trade child pornography online, authorities said Thursday.
Edward Marshall, 48, of the 6700 block of Chillems Drive in Spring Grove, faces three counts of child pornography possession, according to a news release from the Illinois attorney general.
Justin T. White, 32, of the 300 block of East Shorewood Drive in Round Lake Beach, faces two counts of reproduction of child pornography, two counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of violating the Firearms Owner Identification Card Act, authorities said.
Investigators from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office were assisted in the cases by Round Lake Beach police and the McHenry County Sheriff's Department. Authorities said search warrants were executed at the homes of White and Marshall before they were arrested.
Operation Glass House launched in 2010 by Madigan's office has led to the arrests of 64 suspects accused of child porn possession, the new release states. The initiative was designed to "investigate and arrest the worst offenders trading child pornography online," according to the attorney general.