Rushville man arrested for possession of child pornography after Illinois State Police investigation

Ryun Vaughn

Ryun Vaughn | Photo courtesy of Schuyler County Jail

SPRINGFIELD – Officials with the Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation announced Tuesday the arrest of Ryun A. Vaughn, 25, of Rushville for possession of child pornography, a Class 2 felony.

ISP DCI Zone 4 agents initiated an investigation in July 2022 after learning a subject was distributing child pornography through an online platform.  During the investigation, ISP investigators assigned to the Office of the Illinois Attorney General Internet Crimes Against Children task force gathered digital evidence indicating Vaughn was possessing and disseminating child pornography from his residence in Rushville. 

The Schuyler County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Vaughn on Tuesday, Aug. 22 with possession of child pornography.  An arrest warrant was issued for Vaughn’s arrest, with no bail amount assigned.  Vaughn was arrested by ISP DCI Zone 4 agents and transported to the Schuyler County Jail.

Vaughn is scheduled to appear for a bail consideration hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 23.

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