Antioch man arrested on child pornography charges

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Donald Mueller | Lake County sheriff’s office

An Antioch man was arrested at his north suburban home Friday and charged with having child pornography.

Donald E. Mueller, 58, is charged with three felony counts of possession of child pornography, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s Cybercrimes Unit and the Lake County state’s attorney’s office began investigating the case in December 2014, police said.

A $100,000 arrest warrant was issued, and Mueller was arrested without incident at his home in the 41000 block of North Route 83 in Antioch, police said.

A forensic examination of Mueller’s electronic media devices found “an extensive amount” of images involving children younger than 13, police said.

Additional charges could be filed as authorities continue to investigate the “high volume of child pornography” in his possession, police said.

Mueller is being held in the Lake County jail pending a hearing Saturday, the sheriff’s office said.

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