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Franklin County man facing felony child porn charges

Federal program targets online child predators

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was developed federally in 1998 as the number of children and teenagers using the internet increased and child sexual abuse images became available electronically, authorities say.
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The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was developed federally in 1998 as the number of children and teenagers using the internet increased and child sexual abuse images became available electronically, authorities say.

A Franklin County man is facing felony charges after police found child pornography in his home.

Quinton C. Wilson, 31, of Benton, was charged with grooming, a Class 4 felony, and possession of child pornography, a Class 1 felony, on Saturday, a news release from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office stated.

According to the release, the investigation is ongoing.

Wilson was held at the Franklin County Jail on Saturday. His bail has been set at $100,000.

Hana Muslic has been a public safety reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat since August 2018, covering everything from crime and courts to accidents, fires and natural disasters. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and her previous work can be found in The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Kansas City Star.

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