Will County, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Will County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement saying it has arrested Michael P. Levin, age 62, of Ashland Avenue in Steger on four counts of possession of child pornography, a Class 2 Felony.
In October 2017, Sheriff’s Office Investigators were notified that an initial investigation had begun regarding a cyber-tip that came into the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, according to the statement. During the course of that investigation, it was revealed that the possible suspect was located in the jurisdiction of Will County.
Will County Detectives took over the case and continued the investigation, the sheriff’s office said. On February 8, detectives met with Levin at his home. Levin was cooperative and gave detectives consent to search the residence and electronic devices, according to police.
During their computer forensic investigation, detectives discovered over 1000 videos and images of child pornography, according to police.
On Tuesday, February 13th, Sheriff’s detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Michael Levin. Detectives served that warrant to Levin at his residence on February 13 in the afternoon and transported him to the Adult Detention Facility.
His bond was set at $500,000 (10% to apply).
Levin was a Special Education Teacher at Speed S.E.J.A. in Chicago Heights for over 39 years and had recently retired, according to the statement.