Crime-Handcuffs

KANKAKEE — A judge set bond at $2 million for a Manteno man arrested on child pornography charges by Manteno police last week.

David T. Jackson, 56, has been charged with three felony counts for child pornography, four felony counts of unauthorized video recording and one felony count of criminal sexual assault, according to an information sheet filed by the Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s office on Monday.

“The purpose of bond is, in part, to assure the safety of others and the community. Given that and the nature and circumstances of the offense, we believe $2 million bond to be appropriate in this case,” State’s Attorney Jim Rowe said in a text to the Daily Journal.

“I requested it on Saturday at bond court. It was set at $1.5 million. Today, the court saw fit to grant our original request and increased the bond to $2 million.”

Jackson is alleged to have videotaped girls younger than the age of 18 as they were changing into swimsuits before going swimming in the family’s pool.

Jackson is accused of having hidden camera equipment in a bathroom in his home.

The unauthorized videotaping charges are alleged to have occurred on July 14, 2018. The child pornography charges occurred on last Thursday and July 25, 2018.

The criminal sexual assault occurred on July 25, 2018.

The investigation continues and more charges could be filed, Rowe said.

Manteno police were assisted by the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office High Tech Crime Unit.

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