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Naperville man charged with child pornography possession

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A west suburban Naperville man and former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employee is facing charges after he allegedly attempted to destroy hard drives containing child pornography.

Floyd O’Hara, 62, was charged with possession of child pornography, one count of conversion of government property and two counts of obstruction of justice, according to a statement from U.S. Department of Justice.

When it was discovered that he had child pornography on a laptop computer and flash drive, he attempted to alter, destroy or conceal two hard drives, prosecutors said. He also converted eight devices owned by the EPA without their approval.

The charges are punishable by up to 70 years in prison, prosecutors said. His next court date is scheduled for Nov. 10.