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Rochester Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation officials announced the arrest of 22-year-old Jaycob V. White of Rochester, IL, for Possession and Dissemination of Child Pornography.

On March 23rd, 2023, ISP DCI Zone 4 Agents initiated an investigation after learning a subject was distributing child pornography through an online platform. During the investigation, ISP Investigators assigned to the Office of the Illinois Attorney General Internet Crimes against Children Task Force (ICAC) gathered digital evidence indicating that White was either possessing or disseminating child pornography at various locations throughout Sangamon County.

On September 25, 2023 the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office charged White with six counts of Child Pornography (2 counts - Class X Felony) and ( 4 counts - Class 2 Felony). Later on September 25, 2023 White turned himself in at the Sangamon County Jail. White will be held at the Sangamon County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact ISP Zone 4 Investigations at (217)782-4750.

The Illinois State Police provides resources for parents, for the public to report crimes against children, and victims to start their path towards healing and recovery. Anonymous tips of child pornography can also be reported through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's (NCMEC) cyber tip line at


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