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A Taylorville man is in custody on Friday following an investigation from the Taylorville Police Department on alleged child pornography. 44-year-old Darrell K. Blake of Taylorville was arrested on charges of possession/distribution of child pornography after a search warrant at his home on Thursday. Blake is a registered sex offender. 


In his first appearance in court, State’s Attorney Mike Havera presented the charges to Judge Douglas Jarman. If charged, Blake is facing 4-15 years in the Department of Corrections with three years of mandatory supervised release. In the probable cause statement, Havera said that Blake had downloaded and uploaded multiple pictures and that he later made statements indicative of guilt. 


Bond was set at $150,000. First appearance with the public defender is set for February 12th. 

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