Island Lake man charged child pornography case

ISLAND LAKE – A 28-year-old Island Lake man was arrested Tuesday in connection with possessing multiple electronic images and video files depicting underage children engaged in sexual acts, McHenry police announced.

Christopher P. Gerholdt, 27509 N. Beech St., Island Lake, was charged with seven counts of child pornography possession after investigators received information that Gerholdt may have been in possession of underage pornographic materials, McHenry Police Chief John Jones said in a news release.

Investigators earlier learned that Gerholdt was charged with a Class 4 felony on Sept. 30 for violating the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act after failing to notify a change in his address, the release states.

Police recovered multiple electronic images and video files depicting child pornography on a portable electronic storage device belonging to Gerholdt. Police arrested Gerholdt without incident, the release states.

Police continue to investigate the case and additional charges could be possible.

– Stephen Di Benedetto