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Bull Valley man charged with child porn

Published: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 4:13 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 11:44 p.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – A Bull Valley man facing child pornography charges in Topeka, Kan., was arrested Thursday in Woodstock on an additional seven felonies.

Bruno Carissimi, 60, allegedly had more than 1,000 images on various electronic devices of children engaged in sex acts, Woodstock police said.

Thursday’s arrest was the end of a 10-month investigation by the Woodstock Police Department, which was notified in January that there might be illegal pornographic downloads in the area.

Carissimi was arrested at 9:30 a.m. without incident. He posted 10 percent of his $100,000 bond, or $10,000, and was released from the police department.

On May 3, officers searched Carissimi’s home at 10634 White Face Court and seized computers and other electronic devices.

On the electronics, authorities found pornography that was believed to be downloaded over a period of several months.

“There was documentation that approximately 1,000 to 2,000 images had been downloaded using his IP address,” Woodstock Detective Sgt. Jeff Parsons said.

Carissimi was not home when the search warrant was executed, but a family member was, police said.

He was charged May 6 in Topeka, Kan., with five counts of possessing child pornography. According to Kansas court records, Carissimi posted his $20,000 bond there and was released May 10.

Authorities in Topeka weren’t immediately available for comment.

In the meantime, local police awaited a forensic analysis of the seized electronics to be completed by the U.S. Secret Service; the results recently were returned.

Carissimi’s next McHenry County court date is Nov. 7.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Naperville police, Topeka police and Illinois Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force assisted with the investigation.

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