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Winthrop Harbor man charged with child porn

David Wayne McMurray

David Wayne McMurray

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Updated: March 2, 2013 12:09PM



A Winthrop Harbor man is in custody after becoming the 37th arrest under “Operation Glass House,” an Illinois Attorney General operation targeting the most active traffickers of violent videos involving children, including infants and toddlers.

David McMurray, 52, was arrested Wednesday after the execution of a search warrant at his Third Street residence revealed computer files containing images and movies depicting alleged child pornography. Attorney general investigators worked with the Winthrop Harbor Police Department and the Lake County State’s Attorney Office in the arrest.

McMurray is being held on $100,0000 bond after being charged with three counts of possession of child pornography which is a Class 2 felony punishable by three to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Madigan’s initiative against child pornography was helped by a new law written by Madigan and passed by the general assembly last year that allows authorities to get the Internet protocol address for a computer user much quicker than in the past.

“By downloading and trading child pornography, these offenders perpetuate a heinous crime against children, including infants and toddlers,” Madigan said. “Each time one of these violent videos is viewed online, it only adds to the trauma these young victims have experienced. My office will continue to work with our law enforcement partners throughout the state to track down these offenders and ensure they are brought to justice.”

“We are proud to be part of Attorney General Madigan’s ICAC Task Force and to work alongside her to prosecute suspected child pornographers,” said Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim. Winthrop Harbor Police Chief Joel Brumlik said, “This operation receives high marks from me for being carried out without incident or danger to others in the area.”

Madigan’s office, with a grant from the Department of Justice, runs the Illinois Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force, which investigates child exploitation crimes and trains law enforcement agencies.



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