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White County Child Targeted By California Man; Arrest Made Following Lengthy Investigation

In October of 2021, the White County Sheriff’s Department received a call regarding Sexual Exploitation of a Child that is a White County resident. The report stated that the child was receiving inappropriate messages on their phone and that the suspect was aware they were talking with a young child, but continued to interact with the child in a pornographic manner. After an investigation by the White County Sheriff’s Department, the Carmi Police Department and Homeland Security, the suspect was located in California and arrested.

Christopher Campbell is being charged with Coercion and Enticement which carries a minimum sentence 10 years to life in prison, Recipient of Child Pornography which carries a minimum of five years to a maximum of 20 years in prison and Possession of Child Pornography which carries a sentence of 10 years in prison.


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