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McHenry man charged with child porn at home parents use as day care facility

Michael L. Chaparro
Michael L. Chaparro

McHENRY – A McHenry man was arrested after police found child pornography on his computer at a residence also determined to be a licensed day care facility, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said.

Michael L. Chaparro, 26, was charged Tuesday with four counts of child pornography, each a Class 2 felony, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

The arrest came after the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police identified a customer associated with an IP address downloading child porn, the release said.

It said the case was transferred to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office after the suspected IP address, obtained through a subpoena to the Internet service provider, came back to 4515 W. Ramble Road in McHenry.

Chaparro lived there with his parents, Eva and Hector Chaparro, who reportedly run a state-licensed day care there with an enrollment of 10 children.

Child pornography was found Tuesday on Chaparro’s computer during a search of the home, the release said. He was arrested at the home, but court documents indicate he posted bail and was released Wednesday.

The Department of Children and Family Services was notified upon Chaparro’s arrest and has developed a safety plan with the day care, which prohibits Chaparro from being present while children are there.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about Chaparro that may help is encouraged to contact the Investigations Division at 815-334-4750.

Chaparro is due in court Friday.

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