Former Illinois State Rep. Arrested On Child Porn Charges Is Released On House Arrest

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By Kim Bellware A former Illinois state representative who allegedly bragged about sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl has been released from jail on home confinement, two days after he was charged with possessing child pornography.

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Keith Farnham to pay a $4,500 bond and remain on house arrest with an electronic monitoring bracelet, WGN reports.

He has not yet entered a plea, according to to ABC Chicago.

The former Democratic state representative from Elgin, Ill. is also prohibited from using the Internet or having any contact with anyone under the age of 18. The Tribune reports that Farnham’s wife, who did not appear in court Wednesday, is responsible for alerting the court if he violates his bond restrictions.

The 66-year-old abruptly resigned his seat on March 19 due to what he claimed were serious health issues; Farnham’s attorney told WGN his client needs a lung transplant and is being treated for Hepatitis C.

Farnham’s resignation came less than a week after federal agents removed several computers and electronic storage devices from his home and office while acting on a search warrant.

The FBI said …read more

Source: Huffington Post

    

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