A man was charged Wednesday in Madison County Circuit Court with five counts of child pornography, Madison County Sheriff Robert J. Hertz said in a press release.
Police identified the suspect as Adam B. Hill, 34.
On Monday, June 30, 2014, at about 2:30 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a private swim club in the 3100 block of Greenwood Lane, Godfrey, in reference to a complaint of suspicious activity. A deputy met with the complainant, who observed a subject slowly driving past the swim club, apparently while videotaping children. The complainant provided the deputy with a description of the subject and his vehicle, as well as the vehicle registration, which returned to Adam B. Hill.
The responding deputy determined during his investigation that Hill is homeless but frequents a friend’s home in the 6000 block of Prairie Street, Godfrey. At about 3:30 p.m. the deputy located Hill at the Prairie Street home. Hill was cooperative and provided the deputy with a camera that was inside of his vehicle. A subsequent search of Hill’s vehicle resulted in the seizure of a suspected cannabis pipe. Hill was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
The investigating deputy seized a computer, owned by Hill, during the investigation. Investigators forensically analyzed the computer and found multiple videos, and images, of child pornography. The child pornography appears to have been downloaded from the internet; there is no indication there are any local victims. Hill was detained in the Madison County Jail pending a formal review of facts by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The felony warrant and information was issued by Judge James Hackett, who set Hill’s bond at $150,000. Hill remains in the custody of the Madison County Jail.