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$100K bond for Antioch man arrested on child pornography charges

Bond was set at $100,000 Saturday morning for an Antioch man charged with having child pornography.

Donald E. Mueller, 58, was arrested Friday and 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’s bond was set at $100,000 during a hearing Saturday morning, according to the sheriff’s office. His next court date is scheduled for Aug. 13.