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New Lenox man faces drug, child porn charges

Michael P. McGrath

Michael P. McGrath

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Updated: March 15, 2013 1:28PM



A New Lenox man has been charged with child pornography, delivery of drugs, drug possession and marijuana possession after a drug investigation led police to find sexually explicit photos of an underage girl on his cell phone, New Lenox police said.

Michael P. McGrath, 22, of 130 Terry Ellen Lane, was the subject of a narcotics investigation when police on Friday searched his house, where they found several grams of cocaine, New Lenox police Sgt. Louis Alessandrini said.

After McGrath was questioned and released pending further investigation, detectives found the photos of a teenage girl on the phone, Alessandrini said.

Investigators discovered the girl was in a “dating-type relationship” with McGrath, police said. Alessandrini declined to provide the girl’s age but said she was interviewed and said most of the photos were taken in Tinley Park, where McGrath previously lived.

Alessandrini said police again searched McGrath’s home Tuesday night and confiscated some electronic devices and also found marijuana.



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