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71-year-old Madison County man facing child porn charges

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GLEN CARBON, IL (KTVI) – A 71-year-old man has been charged with three felony counts of child pornography.   Police in Glen Carbon say they started investigating Dennis Hettenhausen in June after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The organization informed police that Hettenhausen’s online activity may have been associated with child pornography.    Authorities linked the online activity to Hettenhausen’s address, 16 Glen Hollow Road in Glen Carbon.

Investigators took computers  and other media items from Hettenhausen’s home.  Charges were filed October 24 and Hettenhausen turned himself in.

He posted a cash bond of $75,000.  Right now police do not believe any of Hettenhausen’s victims are from this area.