“Well-Liked” Illinois Democrat Busted in Child Porn Sting – WORK Computers Confiscated

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Former Rep. Keith Farnham, 66, announced his resignation Wednesday, one day after he won the Democratic primary, running unopposed. (E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune)

Federal officials seized the computers of “well-liked” Democratic Rep. Keith Farnham. The Elgin Democrat resigned earlier Wednesday before the bust. Officials are looking at his WORK computers.
The Chicago Tribune reported:

Reports that federal agents were looking for evidence of child pornography when they seized computers from the Elgin district office of former state Rep. Keith Farnham shocked local officials who said the lawmaker was well-liked and active in the community.

“I couldn’t even fathom it. I was stunned,” said former Elgin Mayor Ed Schock, adding that Farnham always worked on the city’s behalf.

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