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Morris man arrested for child porn

Search warrant executed at Pettit's apartment Monday

Published: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 8:51 a.m. CDT

CHANNAHON, Ill. — A 55-year-old Morris man was arrested by Channahon police Monday on a charge of disseminating child pornography.

Douglas G. Pettit, of 734 1/2 E. Main St., Morris, had been trading digital media of child pornography from an IP address, Channahon Detective Adam Bogart said. Pettit's arrest came following a five-month investigation.

Bogart learned of a web address in October offering child pornography for download, he said, and eventually traced it to Pettit's computer.

On Monday, officers used a warrant to search Pettit's apartment, where Bogart said they found evidence of child pornography and arrested him.

Pettit was booked into Will County jail and faces charges in Will and Grundy counties, according to Bogart.

Bogart said Pettit was previously convicted of aggravated child pornography in Cook County in 2009.

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