Man indicted on federal child porn charges

Man indicted on federal child porn charges

URBANA — A former Oakwood man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for possessing child pornography.

A release from the office of U.S. Attorney James Lewis said that Donald Cunningham, 47, who currently lives in the 2300 block of East University Avenue, Urbana, was arrested and arraigned Monday in U.S. District Court in Urbana on an indictment returned last week.

He was charged with three counts of receiving child pornography and one of possessing it.

The crimes allegedly occurred during 2010 and 2011 when Cunningham lived in Oakwood, the release said.

Federal prosecutors are asking that the computer and other electronic equipment that Cunningham used to obtain the pornography be forfeited to the government.

The case was investigated by the East Central Illinois Cybercrime Working Group and the Oakwood Police Department.

Cunningham was released on bond but is subject to home detention.

His case was set for trial in September before U.S. District Court Judge Michael McCuskey.

If convicted, Cunningham could face up to 20 years in prison on the counts alleging receipt of child pornography and up to 10 years in prison for possession.

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