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St. Charles man faces child porn charges

Published: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT
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A news release is attached that contains information relating to the arrest of a A 51 year old St. Charles man.  Gary L. Harris was taken into custody and charged with multiple counts after a four month joint investigation involving three police agencies.  On October 22, 2012, Mr. Harris, of 1809 Howard Street, was taken into custody by St. Charles Police personnel and formally charged with four counts of Child Pornography and possession of cocaine and cannabis.

ST. CHARLES – A four-month police investigation involving child pornography ended with the arrest of a 51-year-old St. Charles man Monday, according to police.

Gary L. Harris, of 1809 Howard St., was charged with four counts of aggravated child pornography and possession of marijuana and cocaine with intent to manufacture or deliver, police said.

Naperville and Downers Grove police departments were investigating the sharing of child pornography in a file sharing network when investigators determined Harris’ involvement. During their investigation, they determined the sharing involved a St. Charles resident and provided an IP address and a DVD, to St. Charles police investigators.

St. Charles police executed a search warrant Sept. 25 at Harris’ home. Computer equipment, DVDs determined to be children pornography, marijuana and cocaine were seized, police said.

Harris turned himself in at 1 p.m. Monday. He is being held on $100,000 bond.

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