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Computers seized at ex-lawmaker's office in child porn probe

Federal investigators seized computer equipment from former state Rep. Keith Farnham’s district office in Elgin as part of a probe into child pornography, according to a federal search warrant released late Friday by the Illinois House.

Farnham, a three-term Elgin Democrat, abruptly resigned earlier this week, saying previously undisclosed health problems were behind his departure.

But Farnham, who has not been charged, had his offices in Springfield and Elgin searched on March 14th by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement division, which removed several pieces of equipment.

Farnham ran unopposed in the Tuesday primary.