Illinois Democrat Under Investigation for Possession of Child Porn

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 at 8:41 am
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We give them credit for at least mentioning he’s a Democrat. Usually the media likes to hid those nasty details.

Reports that federal agents were looking for evidence of child pornography when they seized computers from the Elgin district office of former state Rep. Keith Farnham shocked local officials who said the lawmaker was well-liked and active in the community.

“I couldn’t even fathom it. I was stunned,” said former Elgin Mayor Ed Schock, adding that Farnham always worked on the city’s behalf.

Farnham has not been accused of any crime.

Federal agents were searching for documents “pertaining to the possession, receipt or distribution of child pornography” as well as computer files, copies and negatives of child pornography or any documents that depicted minors “engaged in sexually explicit conduct,” according to a search warrant released Friday.

Farnham, 66, a Navy veteran who ran a painting business in Elgin before running for office, announced his resignation Wednesday, saying he had been “battling serious health issues for a number of years.” He won the Democratic primary the day before, running unopposed.

Farnham told the Tribune on Monday that he is receiving treatment for bladder cancer but that his main struggle is with pulmonary fibrosis, a condition that causes lung tissue to scar.

He declined to comment further on his resignation and the federal investigation.

Elgin Mayor David Kaptain, who referred to Farnham as a close friend, said he knew of the former representative’s fight with cancer over the past few years — a battle the two had in common.

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2 Responses to “Illinois Democrat Under Investigation for Possession of Child Porn”

  1. sound awake on 25/25/14 at 5:35 pm

    most of the news articles i just googled didnt use a d or the word democrat or democratic

    it was all local news outlets

    the national news media wont cover it-remember-they dont do local crime stories

    theyre still up to their old tricks

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