Skip to comments.Elgin officials shocked by child porn investigation of ex-Rep. Farnham
Posted on 03/26/2014 12:34:24 PM PDT by servo1969
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.
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Hey, it only took five paragraphs to mention his party affiliation. BTT
I was shocked that they finally mentioned Keith Farnham’s party affiliation, although I was not in any way surprised that he’s a Democrat. That seems to be the party of perverts.
“Why don’t you take a seat right over here....”
So what prompted them to look for child porn ? Nothing mentioned that gives any reason to seize records.
He was doing research.
Oh. You’re right. My bad, or whatever it’s called these days.
creepy dude...and no mention but it is Illinois so I assume a dimorat
he resigned the very next day?
They can track who sends child porn back to the sending computer.
People and groups promoting perversion areperverts? Shocking, not
Yep, that is what I was looking to find. I figured if no party affiliation was mentioned he has to be a Democrat.
“If the party of the criminal offender is not listed in the first paragraph...odds are that criminal is a Democrat”
I know that but they did not reveal that this is the reason they are there. It’s left out there for us to assume they have this as their reason.
Of course he could be guilty of this, but it makes me wonder if someone else was using his computer or some other thing.
I have a friend who worked for the SBI doing these types of cases. They are easy to prosecute. These types usually document all of their crimes by burning DVD’s, contacting people, etc.
Porn is like a drug that robs people of common sense.
> Farnham, 66, a Navy veteran... won the Democratic primary the day before, running unopposed.
From earlier. Thanks servo1969.
That’s the standard Partisan Media Shill (PMS) rule for this kind of thing.
Why would it shock anyone? The most sanctimonious are frequently the worst offenders. We’ve seen this constantly.
I see there are other articles, they’re searching his home as well.
He resigned after these searches began.
Not looking good, here.