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Orion man facing child pornography charges

Frank R. Laughner, 22, of Orion, is charged with two counts of dissemination of child...
Frank R. Laughner, 22, of Orion, is charged with two counts of dissemination of child pornography, a Class X felony, and seven counts of possession of child pornography, a Class 2 felony.(KWQC/Illinois State Police)
Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 5:37 AM CST
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ORION, Ill. (KWQC) - An Orion man was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges, the Illinois State Police said.

Frank R. Laughner, 22, is charged with two counts of dissemination of child pornography, a Class X felony, and seven counts of possession of child pornography, a Class 2 felony.

According to a media release, troopers, the Illinois Attorney General’s High-Tech Crimes Bureau, the Quad City Metropolitan Enforcement Group, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, the Geneseo Police Department, and the Colona Police Department Wednesday searched Laughner’s home in connection with a child pornography investigation.

He is being held in the Henry County Jail on a $300,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

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