MATTOON — A local man is accused of producing child pornography this month in a case involving a 4-year-old girl, according to the Mattoon Police Department.

Mattoon police arrested Nicholas J. Bennett, 22, of Mattoon at 10 a.m. Tuesday for the offense of producing child pornography. He was arrested at the Coles County Jail in Charleston.

The preliminary charge accuses Bennett of using a cellular device to take a lewd photograph of a 4-year-old juvenile female during the first week of January, police reported.

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Bennett was left at the Coles County Jail.

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