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Wheaton Man Charged With Child Pornography

Michael Kochan, 28, of Wheaton is charged with child pornography after a Wheaton Police Department investigation.

A Wheaton man is charged with possession of child pornography after a Wheaton Police Department investigation, according to a press release from the police department.

Police on Thursday, Sept. 27, arrested Michael Kochan, 28, of the north 600 block of Knollwood Court in Wheaton, police said.

Kochan was booked at the Wheaton Police Department and transferred to the DuPage County Jail with bail bond set at $50,000 (by depositing 10 percent of the $50,000 bail bond set), police said.

He is charged with one count of child porn, intent to actively reproduce or distribute, and possession of child porn, according to court records.

Kochan is scheduled to appear in DuPage County Court Thursday, Oct. 11.

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Nick Laramie October 05, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Not saying at ALL that what this dude was charged for is right or he shouldn't be punished if convicted, but it seems strange to put his name and face up for everyone to see prior to his conviction in court. At the end of the article: "Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court." Yea, but you smeared his name and face all over, basically so the general population already believes what he's done and can assume worse since it isn't necessarily explained. Sick people out there but I'd hate for someone's life to be ruined by false accusations after the fact of his/her name and face plastered up everywhere with a convicting headline.
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THIS IS SERIOUSLY BULL SHIT.
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FOOOOR SURE,
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