MartinAn Alton man was arrested this week on charges of child pornography.  33-year-old Anthony Leon Martin of the 3100 block of Paul Street was taken into custody Wednesday at his home after local authorities discovered he had allegedly been distributing the material.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department reports its Forensic Computer Crimes Unit received information that Martin was linked to the distribution of child pornography from his Alton home.  A search warrant was obtained and Martin was taken into custody on Wednesday.  During the search of the home, police report finding additional evidence for the case and Martin was then charged Thursday with four felony counts of child pornography.  Martin is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond and if he makes bond or is otherwise released, has been ordered to stay away from children under the age of 18.  Authorities say there is no evidence so far that shows any local victims.  The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, the Alton Police Department and the FBI Cyber Task Force investigated the case. 

 

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