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MATTOON -- Police officers have arrested a Mattoon man accused of using a hidden camera in his home to create child pornography.

A Mattoon Police Department press release reported that Christopher L. Coad, 40, was arrested on a preliminary charge of production of child pornography. The arrest occurred at 10 a.m. Monday at the police station.

The charge alleges that it was discovered on Monday that Coad had been using a hidden trail camera to capture nude images of juvenile females in a bathroom within his residence. Coad was taken to the Coles County jail.


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Rob Stroud is a reporter for the JG-TC, covering the city of Mattoon, Lake Land College, Cumberland County and areas including Oakland, Casey and Martinsville.

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