A Rochester man has been arrested for the possession and dissemination of child pornography. Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation has announced that 22-year-old Jaycob V. White of Rochester was arrested. The ISP DCI initiated an investigation after learning a subject was distributing child pornography through an online platform. The Office of the Illinois Attorney General Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) gathered digital evidence indicating that White either possessed or distributed child pornography at various locations throughout Sangamon County.
On September 25th, the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office charged White with six counts of Child Pornography (2 counts are a Class X Felony and four counts are a class Two felony). Later that day, White turned himself in at the Sangamon County Jail. White will be held pending a detention hearing.
Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact ISP Zone 4 Investigations at (217)782-4750. The Illinois State Police provide the following resources for parents, for the public to report crimes against children, and for victims to start their path towards healing and recovery. Anonymous tips of child pornography can also be reported through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's (NCMEC) cyber tip line at www.cybertipline.com. To keep kids safe online, learn more at: https://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/onlinesafe/; www.cybertipline.org ; For resources for survivors of sexual abuse visit: https://www.missingkids.org/gethelpnow/csam-resources