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A former Taylorville man is in custody after being arrested for child pornography. 64-year-old Robert T. Tobin of Springfield was arrested and transferred to the Taylorville Police Department after an investigation that started in February. Tobin lived in Taylorville at the time and TPD was able to obtain enough evidence to get a court-authorized search warrant at his apartment on September 8th. 


Taylorville Police learned that Tobin had moved to Springfield and contacted the Illinois State Police Zone 4 Investigations Unit to assist. The Illinois State Police are conducting a further investigation stemming from the search warrant in a different county. Tobin was transferred to the Christian County Sheriff’s Office for processing. 


Robert T. Tobin was charged with possession/distribution of child pornography in Christian County. Taylorville Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler thanked the State Police and the US Marshal’s Office for their assistance along with the Christian County State’s Attorney’s Office. 



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