A Pike County, Illinois man is arrested Tuesday night on child pornography charges.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest of 45 year old Marlon Murphy of Detroit.

Murphy is alleged to have taken a picture of a girl under the age of 18, posing in a lewd manner.

Authorities had received complaints in recent days from the public regarding Murphy randomly taking pictures of children with his cell phone at a number of locations in Pittsfield.

Murphy is in the Pike County Jail on $100,000 bond. He has a court appearance scheduled for Thursday.

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