Barry man charged with possessing, disseminating videos of children under age 13 in various sexual acts
BARRY, Ill. — A Barry man was arrested Tuesday and charged with 12 counts of dissemination of child pornography, along with other charges.
The Pike County Sheriff’s Department, Illinois State Police and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office executed a court-authorized search warrant at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at a residence in Barry. Subsequent to the execution of the warrant, Brandon M. Lord, 28, was arrested on the dissemination charges as well as unlawful possession of child pornography, unlawful possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Lord is accused of possessing and disseminating videos, via an electronic device, of children under the age of 13 engaged in various sexual acts.
The investigation began in May when information was received regarding the possession and dissemination of child pornography. The investigation was forwarded to the Pike County Sheriff’s Department for further investigation. Multiple search warrants were executed, helping deputies successfully identify, locate and arrest the suspect.
Sheriff David Greenwood said his agency recently joined the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which is headed by Zachary Orr, chief deputy with the Pike County Sheriff’s Department. The task force is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces, representing 5,400 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. It is dedicated to investigating, prosecuting and developing effective responses to internet crimes against children.
Lord remains lodged the in the Pike County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond. The investigation is ongoing.
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