Batavia man charged with producing child pornography

A 74-year-old Batavia man is facing charges of producing and possessing child pornography, officials said.

James K. Anderson, of the 1300 block of Spencer Lane, has been charged with 21 counts of manufacturing child pornography, 24 counts of possessing child pornography, 21 counts of unauthorized video recording of a victim and four counts of possessing child pornography still images, officials from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

Anderson, who is formerly of Campton Hills, created multiple unauthorized video recordings of nude or partially clothed children younger than 18 years old prior to March 15, 2021, prosecutors said.

Anderson’s bail was set at $250,000. He is due back in court on Jan. 13, 2023.

The case was investigated by the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office Child Exploitation Unit with assistance from the Campton Hills Police Department, the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois Attorney General’s Office and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, officials said.

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