An Effingham man has been charged with two counts of dissemination of child pornography and possession of ten counts of child pornography. Attorney General Kwame Raoul, has charged 25-year-old Dallas R. Campbell with two Class X felonies, punishable by up to 30 years in prison, and the ten Class 2 felonies punishable by up to seven years in prison each.
Campbell’s home on the 200 block of North Banker Street in Effingham was searched on Thursday, October 19th by investigators and the Effingham Police Department. He was arrested due to evidence on an electronic device.
The case is part of Kwame Raoul’s ongoing work, in collaboration with federal law enforcement agencies and local law enforcement officials throughout Illinois, to apprehend offenders who download and trade child pornography online. Since 2019, the Attorney General’s ICAC Task Force has received more than 35,000 CyberTips and has been involved in more than 600 arrests of sexual predators. Since 2006,m there have been more than 1,900 arrests of sexual predators. Find out more at www.cybertipline.com or www.childrensadvocacycentersofillinois.org.
Attorney General Raoul’s office is co-prosecuting this case with the Effingham County State’s Attorney, Aaron Jones. Assistant Attorney General Agnes Bugaj and Investigator Amanda Wimmersberg are handling the case for Raoul’s High Tech Crimes Bureau.
Campbell is currently detained at the Effingham County Jail and his next court date is set for October 26th.