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Blue Island man facing child porn, weapons charges

Bail was set at $250,000 today for a 56-year-old Blue Island man charged with possessing child pornography and an illegal weapon, authorities said.

Kirk Watson was arrested Thursday by Blue Island police at his home on the 2600 block of Grove Street, according to a release from the Cook County state's attorney's office.

Prosecutors said an ongoing investigation of individuals downloading child pornography led to Watson, and a search of his home found numerous computers containing images of children under age 13 engaged in sexual conduct.

Watson, who has a previous conviction of aggravated criminal sexual assault, also had in his possession a .22 caliber revolver and ammunition, the office said.

He appeared in bond court today on felony charges of child pornography and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, where the state's attorney's office said his bail was set at $250,000 and a next court date of May 31 was scheduled.

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