A Richmond man was arrested after police found he distributed child pornography online and persuaded a child to send him an explicit video, court records show.
Daniel B. Roewer, 26, of Richmond, was charged with eight counts of child pornography, ranging from Class X to Class 3 felonies.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges Roewer possessed multiple images of sexually explicit images and a video involving a child or children.
Some of the images showed a child, under the age of 13, unclothed and in a lewd exhibition, the complaint said.
Two images of a girl, under the age of 18 and unclothed, were disseminated through the online application Discord, the complaint said.
The complaint said Roewer persuaded or enticed a child he believed to be under the age of 18 to record a video of herself performing an act unclothed and then send it to him.
An arrest warrant was issued on February 14 for Roewer, court records show.
He was later arrested and transported to the McHenry County Jail.
Roewer was released from the jail after posting 10% of his bond, which was reduced to $100,000.
The most serious charges against Roewer are Class X felonies, which carry six to 30 years in prison if convicted.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 3.