Evanston prep school staff member charged with possession of child pornography

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

A staff member at Evanston’s Roycemore School was charged Friday with possession of child pornography after police found about 6,000 images and videos on his hard drive.

Timothy King, a 44-year-old information technology coordinator at the school, was arrested Thursday following a police search of his home, the DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced Friday. Judge Richard Russo charged the Wheaton, Illinois, man with seven felony counts and set his bond at $300,000.

Roycemore School, 1200 Davis St., is a private college prep school with 235 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

During ongoing investigations into child pornography on the Internet, the Wheaton Police Department identified a computer they suspected belonged to King. After using a search warrant Thursday to enter King’s home in Wheaton, they found an external hard drive containing the thousands of photos and videos.

“It is alleged that Mr. King possessed a mind-numbing 6,000 images and videos of child pornography,” Berlin said in a news release. “This type of alleged deviant behavior will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

King is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 2.

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