- Child Pornography Possession
An Illinois man, Christopher M. Scholl, 44, has been indicted on 20 counts of child pornography possession and distribution, according to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. The charges allege that Scholl possessed and disseminated “multiple” child pornography videos.
The alleged crimes took place before February 3, 2023, and Scholl was arrested on February 17. The seriousness of the charges is reflected in the $100,000 bail that was set by a Kane County judge. To apply for a bond, Scholl must come up with $10,000.
According to Fox News, as a condition of his bail, Scholl is not allowed to have any unsupervised contact with individuals younger than 18 years of age. He is also prohibited from accessing file-sharing websites, social media platforms, or pornographic websites.
Child pornography possession and distribution is a serious crime with severe legal consequences. In Illinois, possession of child pornography is a Class 2 felony, which carries a prison sentence of three to seven years and a fine of up to $25,000. Disseminating child pornography is even more severe, carrying a Class 1 felony charge that is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.
This case highlights the need for strong measures to combat child pornography possession and distribution. The proliferation of child pornography online is a growing concern, and law enforcement officials continue to work to prevent and prosecute these crimes.
Scholl’s next court appearance is scheduled for March 1, 2023, at 9 a.m. The indictment and subsequent legal proceedings serve as a reminder that child pornography possession and distribution is a serious crime with serious legal consequences. It is important for individuals to understand the gravity of these crimes and for law enforcement officials to continue working diligently to combat this heinous activity.