Sheriff's Deputy held on Child Pornography Charge

Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 --- 9:35p.m.

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) -- A McHenry County sheriff's sergeant has been arrested on federal charges he produced child pornography and distributed it over the Internet.

The (Crystal Lake) Northwest Herald reports ( Gregory M. Pyle was arrested Tuesday and is being held without bond until a detention hearing Friday.

Pyle was arrested in February for allegedly taking a 10-year-old to Wisconsin in 2008 to sexually abuse the boy and produce child pornography, which he allegedly transmitted through the Internet. The 36-year-old Pyle faces 10 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child in McHenry County.

He is charged in federal court with aggravated sexual abuse of a child and producing child pornography by sexual exploitation of a child.

Pyle has been relieved of his law enforcement duties and is on administrative leave.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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