A 45-year-old man has been charged with possessing child pornography after police raided his Lincolnshire home Wednesday, the attorney general’s office said.
Malay S. Vasavda, 45, of the 1-100 block of Robin Hood Court in Lincolnshire, was charged with three counts of possession of child pornography, a Class 2 felony.
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced the arrest of Vasavda Friday as part of the Attorney General’s ongoing efforts to apprehend the “most active offenders who download and trade child pornography online.”
“Child pornography exploits and victimizes children, and I will do everything in my power to support efforts to stop the spread of these horrible pictures and videos,” Raoul said. “I am committed to working with local law enforcement and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to protect our communities from these atrocities.”
Raoul’s investigators, the Lincolnshire Police Department and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office conducted a search of a Vasavda’s residence on Wednesday in Lincolnshire and arrested the man after evidence of child pornography was discovered.
“I’m extremely proud of the work performed by the staff of the Attorney General’s office, the Lincolnshire Police Department and our office,” Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim.
“The protection of children is of the highest priority for the Lincolnshire Police Department,” said Lincolnshire Chief of Police Joseph Leonas. “This arrest serves as a fine example of the type of multi-agency cooperation necessary to bring these offenders to justice.”
Vasavda was released from the Lake County Jail after posting 10 percent of his $750,000 bond.