Two Tuscola men indicted on child pornography charges

URBANA— Two Tuscola men were indicted on Wednesday on federal child pornography charges.

Parrish Kappes, 46, of Tuscola was charged with three counts of distribution of child pornography in August and September and one count of possession of child pornography on Oct. 16.

Zachary M. Vincent 21, of Tuscola was charged in a separate case with two counts of distribution of child pornography in September, one count of receiving child pornography on Oct. 15 and one count of possession of child pornography on Oct. 15.

U.S. attorney's office spokeswoman Sharon Paul said both men were arrested on Oct. 16.

Both indictments ask for the forfeiture of computers and related materials allegedly used to commit the crimes.

U.S. Magistrate Judge David G. Bernthal ordered that both men remained detained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

The cases were investigated by the Champaign and Urbana police departments, the Douglas County sheriff's office, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations and the East Central Illinois Cyber Crimes Working Group.

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