Possession of Child Pornography

For Release: 
Jun 20, 2014

Gurnee, IL  - Following several weeks of investigation, the Gurnee Police Department has arrested a subject for possession of child pornography. On June 20, 2014 a search warrant was executed at a residence in the 4100 block of Stoney Island Ave in Gurnee.  The search warrant was in reference to known images of child pornography being uploaded to the internet from a computer at the residence.  Multiple images of child pornography were recovered during the search warrant.  Ronald J. Wendt, 76 years old, was taken into custody for possession of child pornography images.

He was charged with 5 counts of possession of child pornography and taken to a bond hearing at the Lake County courthouse. Wendt was remanded to the Lake County Jail on a $500,000 bond.  The investigation is ongoing. 

 

 

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Note: All persons charged with a crime are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

Contact: 

Cmdr. Willie Meyer
Ph:  847.599.7050
Fax: 847.244.8678
Email: billjm@police.gurnee.il.us