A grand jury has indicted a Lake Forest man on nearly a dozen felony charges after police said he uploaded child pornography to an internet server.
Paul Salgan, 41, of the 300 block of Stablewood Lane in Lake Forest, was initially charged in July with four counts of possession of child pornography, a Class 2 felony.
A Lake County grand jury returned a 10-count indictment against Salgan on Wednesday, court records show.
The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force had received information that someone uploaded photos to an internet server, according to Lake Forest police.
The ICAC Task Force notified the Lake Forest Police Department regarding the allegations.
The photos and videos were identified by investigators to be child pornography.
Lake Forest officers worked on the case with investigators from the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.
They were subsequently able to develop sufficient evidence and probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant for Salgan, police said.
Court records show the crime occurred in November and a warrant was issued after the investigation.
“Thank you to the officers of Lake Forest and the Investigators of the State’s Attorney’s Office who investigated and captured this individual. We will continue to use the newest technology to make sure our children are kept safe,” Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart said Wednesday.
Salgan was arrested on the warrant, processed at the Lake County Jail and held for a bond hearing.
A judge ordered him held on a $200,000 bond. He was released from custody after posting 10% cash.
Salgan is scheduled to appear in court again on September 28 for an arraignment hearing.