Griggsville man arrested for possession of child porn

Isaac Dorsey

Issac J. Dorsey - Photo from Pike Co. Sheriff's Department

GRIGGSVILLE, Ill. — At 7:15 a.m. Friday, law enforcement officials from the Pike County Sheriff’s Department, assisted by the Brown County Sheriff’s Department, conducted a traffic stop on Illinois 107 near the Perry Junction on a silver 2017 Cadillac.  

The driver, Isaac J. Dorsey, 36, of Griggsville was arrested and taken into custody on unlawful possession of child pornography charges.  

At the same time, law enforcement officials from the Pike County Sheriff’s Department, assisted by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, executed a court-authorized search warrant on Dorsey’s residence in the 300 block of North State Street, Griggsville.  

Subsequent to the execution of said search warrant, several electronic devices were collected and seized.

Dorsey is charged with 20 counts of unlawful possession of child pornography.  Dorsey is accused of possessing videos and photographs, via an electronic device, of children under the age of 13 engaged in various sexual acts.  

Dorsey is currently lodged in the Pike County Jail.  

The criminal investigation began in May when information was received regarding the unlawful possession of child pornography.  The investigation was forwarded to the Pike County Sheriff’s Department for further investigation.  

Chief Deputy Zack Orr, who led the criminal investigation, said numerous search warrants were obtained and executed, which helped law enforcement successfully identify, locate, and arrest Dorsey.

Orr is assigned to the Office of Illinois Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  He said this arrest is another example of proactive policing concerning internet crimes. 

“Every time an image or video containing child sex abuse material (CSAM) is shared, the victim is “revictimized,” Orr said.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Illinois State Police Air Operations Bureau, West Central Illinois Task Force, Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, and the Office of the Illinois Attorney General.  

The task force is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing 5,400 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.  The task force is dedicated to investigating, prosecuting, and developing effective responses to internet crimes against children.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Department provides the following resources for parents, for the public to report crimes against children, and for victims to start their path toward healing and recovery. Anonymous tips of child pornography can also be reported through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) cyber tip line at www.cybertipline.com.

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