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Former Illinois Lawmaker Facing Child Porn Charges

Updated: Thursday, May 1 2014, 10:47 PM CDT
ILLINOIS -- A former Illinois lawmaker is charged with using both personal and state-owned computers to trade child pornography.

The
federal complaint alleges Keith Farnham used those computers to trade
hundreds of images and videos depicting child porn. It also accuses
Farnham of engaging in graphic online chats in which he allegedly
bragged about sexually molesting a 6-year-old girl.

Farnham was first elected in 2008. He resigned abruptly a week before the feds raided his office in Elgin last month.

The
66-year-old, who twice co-sponsored bills toughening the penalties for
child pornography, is scheduled to make his first court appearance
Wednesday in Chicago. Former Illinois Lawmaker Facing Child Porn Charges


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