Chicago - Attorney General Lisa Madigan today said that a Huntley man has been taken into custody and faces child pornography charges after an early morning search of his residence revealed numerous computers and computer hard drives that allegedly contained images of child pornography.
Stephen H. McConnaughay, 64, of 10618 Michael St., is being held in the McHenry County Correctional Facility charged with one count of Possession of Child Pornography, a Class 3 felony, and one count of Dissemination of Child Pornography, a Class 1 felony.
After receiving a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), a search warrant was executed by Madigan’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force along with the Huntley Police Department, South Elgin Police, and the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with assistance from the Kane County Sheriff’s Department and the Kane and McHenry County State’s Attorneys’ offices.
The investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending. The public is reminded that these charges are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.