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A Grundy County man accused of possessing four child porn photos is now facing a sexual assault charge.

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department, Morris Police Department and the Will County High Tech Crime Unit executed a search warrant on Cambridge Drive in the Bookwalter Woods Mobile Home Park in late October.

Through the investigation it was determined there was probable cause to arrest Joseph Richardson, 32, of Gardner for Possession of Child Pornography. Richardson is accused of possessing four photos of a nude child under the age of 13.  

Richardson has been charged with four counts of possession of child porn, all class two felonies. As a result of the investigation in Gardner, a new charge of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, a class X felony was filed against Richardson on November 6th.

Richardson allegedly sexually assaulted a child under the age of six somewhere in Morris on October 6 of 2017. He remains in the Grundy County Jail on a $250,000 bond and investigation remains ongoing. 

If Richardson were to bond out, he would not be able to access the internet nor be able to have contact with anyone under the age of 18 that are not his kids.

More details could be added to this in the future.