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 width=The Christian County Sheriff’s Office reports the re-arrest of 25 year-old Roy Ginger of Taylorville on charges of aggravated child pornography.

This arrest is in connection with an ongoing investigation which resulted from an incident on Tuesday July 12, 2011 at the Christian County Fairgrounds. At that time Ginger was arrested and booked on battery and child pornography related charges and was released after posting bond.

During the subsequent investigation evidence was obtained that resulted in the re-arrest of Ginger on July 18th, 2011. As this is an ongoing investigation, no further information has been made available at this time.

This matter is currently being handled by investigators from the Christian County Sheriff’s Department with assistance from the Illinois Attorney General's Investigations Division, High Tech Crimes Bureau and in conjunction with the Christian County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp explains that thanks to a tip from several witnesses, Ginger was apprehended by authorities.

[audio:bket720a.mp3]Listen to Kettelkamp's comments here.[/audio]

Kettelkamp adds that Ginger was in no way associated with the carnival and that it was a safe place to visit and have fun.

[audio:bket720b.mp3]Listen to Kettelkamp's comments here.[/audio]

Under Illinois statute Aggravated Child Pornography is a Class 2 Felony that carries a minimum fine of $1,000.00 up to a maximum of $100,000.00.

Anyone with information pertaining to this, or any other crime, is requested to contact the Christian County Sheriff’s Office (824-4961), their local law enforcement agency or Christian County Crime Stoppers at (1-800-568-TIPS) or (824-9100).

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