Police Blotter: Chicago man found with possession of child pornography

Evelyn Metric, Reporter

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A 68-year-old Chicago man was found with sexually graphic pictures of children on his computer when he took it to an Evanston repair shop, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

The incident was originally reported in November when the man brought his computer into the repair shop, located in the 800 block of Dempster Street. The employees at the repair shop found the explicit pictures on the computer and called the police, Dugan said.

Evanston police then sought to obtain search warrants to look further into the content on the computer, Dugan said. They also had to outsource the computer to a federal computer forensic lab.

When the man came into the police station Monday afternoon to speak with detectives, he was charged with two counts of felony possession of child pornography. He appeared in court and his bond was posted at $75,000.

He will appear in court again on June 3, Dugan said.

Car stolen in south Evanston

A car was stolen late Tuesday night in south Evanston.

The vehicle’s owner, a 39-year-old Evanston man, said he parked the car in the 700 block of Grey Avenue at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and when he returned at 8 a.m. on Wednesday the car was missing.

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