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Police Accuse Orland Park Man of Possessing Child Pornography on Computer

The man was arrested after a joint effort between Orland Park and Chicago police, as well as a Cook County State’s Attorney task force focused on Internet crimes against children.

An Orland Park man is facing two felony charges after child pornography was found on his computer, according to authorities.

Orland Park police arrested 28-year-old Eric A. Holt, of the 8400 block of Wheeler Drive on Oct. 17, after a search warrant was granted and child pornography was found a computer belonging to him, Orland Park Police Commander John Keating said Monday.

The Orland Park Police Department was contacted about Holt by personnel with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Keating said.

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“We have one of our computer specialists assigned to the State’s Attorney’s Internet Crimes Against Children unit, and a Chicago police detective works under that umbrella as well,” Keating said. “They notified us that they were able to track a computer IP address with known pornography on it, and we secured the warrant.”

The arrest happened about a week after Orland Park police were first told about Holt, according to a release.

Holt does not have similar arrests on record. While child pornography was only found on Holt’s computer, a forensic investigation will continue with items taken from Holt’s home, Keating said.

“All three of the participating agencies take child pornography seriously and we aggressively investigate these cases,” Keating said. “The cooperation between the three agencies allowed us to work quickly.”

Holt is charged with aggravated possession of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

Judge Peter Felice gave Holt a $100,000 bail on Oct. 18 at the Bridgeview Courthouse, according to the release.

He is scheduled to be back in court on Nov. 13.

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Larry March 05, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Your another one,none of you know the whole story,so stop bashing someone that you don't have a clue about!!
Larry March 05, 2013 at 05:21 PM
I agree with above,( this makes me sad),it makes me sad also that human beings take advantage of others and easily make wrongful accusations,you are not to judge others,because your not perfect!!!! We are innocent until proven Guilty,all you critics have him Guilty before he even has gone to court.So do not light a torch and be a mob leader as stated above!! Look in a mirror,your not perfect none of us are!!
Larry March 05, 2013 at 05:23 PM
Ya, stop bashing a person,you do not know the whole story!
Larry March 05, 2013 at 05:25 PM
apple girl,DITTO,he as `well as others made a mistake,let it go!!!
Larry Shitto March 21, 2013 at 03:25 PM
Thought about it, & I agree

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