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Bond reduced in child porn case

Published: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:44 p.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 10:28 p.m. CST

SYCAMORE — After considering the defendant's medical condition, DeKalb County judge drastically reduced bond Thursday for a 35-year-old Roselle man accused of creating child pornography.

Brian J. Kruger, of the 100 block of West Arthur Avenue, was released from jail after posting $1,000 in connection with two counts each of possessing, reproducing and manufacturing child pornography. As part of his bond agreement, Kruger must live with his father on restricted GPS monitoring, have no Internet access and no unsupervised contact with any children.

His bond was reduced from $250,000 to $10,000 because Kruger has a medical condition which requires him to be on oxygen all the time, said Robert Carlson, DeKalb County Assistant Public Defender.

Kruger allegedly videotaped a Cortland girl while he was living with her when she exited a bathroom, court records show. Kruger possessed a pornographic video of the minor, who was younger than age 18, on Dec. 12 and Jan. 28 with the intent to disseminate the video, court records show.

If convicted of the more serious charge, Kruger would face between six and 30 years in prison. He is next due in court April 3.

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