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(Galesburg, IL)  –  A  Fulton County man along with his girlfriend are facing multiple charges of child pornography that stem from a six month time frame of alleged abuse.  Authorities say that 26-year old James A. Laird had already been charged with sexually abusing and assaulting a girl, 13 years old or younger in February.  Now, a Knox County Grand Jury has indicted him on additional charges.  The indictment against Laird was handed down on Monday by the grand jury.  He is facing additionally, two counts of aggravated child pornography, aggravated unlawful possession of child pornography, child pornography and unlawful possession of child pornography.  All of which are with the same alleged victim.  Additionally, 25-year old Jenna Riden is accused of taking pictures of the victim while engaging in sexual activities with her.  The alleged incidents occurred between  June 1st and November 10th of last year when the victim was 13 years of age or younger.  Riden is scheduled to be back in court next Monday.

 

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