Sycamore man held in child porn case has bond modified

Published: Thursday, May 30, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

SYCAMORE — A Sycamore man facing child pornography charges will now be able to leave the state while his case is pending.

Andrew G. Thompson, 26, of the 1100 block of Jenny Drive had his bond modified Wednesday so he could be in contact with his family in Iowa. He was originally required not to leave the state as a condition of his bond.

Thompson is charged with possessing child pornography, a Class 3 Felony punishable between 2 to 5 years in prison and pay a minimum fine of $1,000 or a maximum fine of $100,000.

Thompson posted bond May 10. His bail was set at $50,000, court records show. Thompson’s lawyer, David E. Camic, said he doesn’t know if Thompson will go to Iowa while his case is pending.

Thompson was arrested May 9 after Sycamore police received a tip April 25 from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Authorities said they searched Thompson’s home and found 11 files considered to be child pornography on a computer owned by him.

Thompson will appear in court July 25.

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