A Baylis, Illinois man faces child pornography and sexual abuse charges.

Pike County Sheriff David Greenwood reports a two-month criminal investigation regarding the photographing and video taping of an underage juvenile results in the arrest Thursday of 39 year old Stephen Howard.

Howard is charged with 14 counts of unlawful possession of child pornography and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

The case remains under investigation and additional charges are likely.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

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