Our sister station WLBK reports that a Sycamore man previously accused of threatening a public official is now charged with possession of child pornography.
Ryan Anderson, 35, was jailed in DeKalb County Jail on Sunday.
Court records show that the new charges against Anderson stem from his arrest in December for threatening a public official. DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies said several USB drives were taken from a safe at Anderson’s home during the arrest.
Court records show that an agent for the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force examined one of the USB drives, and MPs say the agent “found 442 files of interest, including 294 values of hash and several keywords associated with child sexual abuse material “.
When Anderson was arrested in December, MPs said police in Germantown, Wisconsin, told them Anderson sent a threat email to several people. The email allegedly contained threats of homicide against judges, police officers and lawyers.
Court records show Anderson’s bail has been set at $ 10,000 and $ 1,000 is needed to get out of jail. He posted a bond on Sunday.
The information provided in this report was obtained from authorities in the region, including, but not limited to, local police, firefighters and emergency dispatchers. Information is taken only from official sources of public information, unless otherwise indicated. The listed subjects who have been charged or cited for crimes have not been proven guilty in court and all acts are alleged.