Bail set at $250k for Mt. Vernon man charged with 10 counts child pornography

Bail set at $250k for Mt. Vernon man charged with 10 counts child pornography

MT. VERNON, IL — Bail was set at $250,000 Thursday for a 45-year-old Mt. Vernon man charged with multiple counts of possessing child pornography.

Gregory A. Garrison was formally charged Thursday in Jefferson County Court with 10 Class 1 felony counts – three for the alleged possession of child pornography video and seven for the alleged possession of pornographic photos depicting children under the age of 13.

Garrison was arrested Wednesday after a search warrant was executed at his residence in the 100 block of Juniper Court in Mt. Vernon.

The Mt. Vernon Police Department reportedly received information on August 25 suspected criminal activity involving child pornography at that address and requested assistance from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

The investigation by Sheriff’s Office detectives led to a search warrant at the Juniper address, which reportedly resulted in the recovery of evidence and led to Garrison’s arrest.

He’s next scheduled to appear in court September 30 for a preliminary hearing and first appearance with his court-appointed attorney.

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