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Madison County, IL Sheriff's Office
Friday October 17th, 2014 :: 08:27 a.m. CDT


Press Release

The following individual was charged on October 16th, 2014 in Madison County Circuit Court with four felony counts of CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, according to Madison County Sheriff Robert J. Hertz. The subject is identified as:

AGE: 33

On October 10th, 2014, investigators with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Computer Crimes Unit received information linking Martin, and his address of 3171 Paul St., Alton, Illinois, to the distribution of child pornography.
Based upon the evidence developed during the investigation a search warrant was obtained for Martin’s residence. The search warrant was executed during the afternoon hours of October 15th, 2014, by Madison County Sheriff’s Investigators, the Alton Police Department and local members of the FBI Cyber Task Force.
Martin was taken into custody at the scene and transported to the Madison County Jail, pending further investigative efforts. Investigators from the Madison County Forensic Computer Crime analyzed the media seized from Martin. Through information gleaned from the forensic examinations and interviews conducted, investigators developed enough information to hold Martin pending a formal review of facts by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The facts of the investigation were presented to the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office who authorized charges on four counts of child pornography. The felony warrant and information was issued by the Honorable Judge Richard Tognarelli, who set Martin’s bond at $100,000.00. An additional bond condition order for Martin if he posts bond or is released was issued. The order states he is to have no contact with children under the age of eighteen was also issued. Martin remains in the custody of the Madison County Jail in lieu of bond. As of this point in the investigation, there does not appear to be any identified victims in the area.

Madison County, IL Sheriff's Office
405 Randle St
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 618-692-4433

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