Ill. man facing 40 counts related to child pornography

He is facing 40 charges. Police do not believe he produced any of the images.

BELLEVILLE, ILL. - A Belleville, Illinois, man is facing 40 charges after police said child pornography files were found on his computer.

According to the Belleville Police, Richard Varady, 60, was charged Friday with 40 felony counts related to possession of child porn. 

Police got a cyber-tip before launching an investigation. Police applied for a series of search warrants, and after carrying out the searches, they found a computer with multiple computer files of child pornography.

Police said they do not think he ever had contact with the children directly.

Varady is being held on a $100,000 bond.

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