McLeansboro Man Arrested for Child Pornography

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MCLEANSBORO -- A Hamilton County man already in jail for theft is now facing a child pornography charge.

Brandon S. Skelton, 28, of McLeansboro, is charged with possession of child pornography.

According to online court documents, Skelton was charged in late January with retail theft.

McLeansboro Police say at the time of his arrest on that charge, Skelton gave his phone to friends for help in raising his bail. Police say those friends discovered the child porn and turned the phone over to authorities.

Skelton is being held in the White County Jail on $150,000 bond. A court appearance on the theft charge is scheduled for Feb. 6.

Illinois State Police assisted in the investigation.

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