Bruno Carissimi

Bruno Carissimi has been charged with unlawful possession of child pornography. (Woodstock Police Department photo / October 24, 2013)

A Woodstock businessman has been charged with possessing child pornography on his computer.

Bruno Carissimi, 60, of the 10000 block of White Face Court, was arrested Thursday by Woodstock police and charged with seven counts of unlawful possession of child pornography, a class 2 felony, according to authorities.

Shortly after his arrested Carissimi, also president of Lens Processing Technologies, which operates out of his Woodstock home, posted 10 percent of a $100,000 bond and was released. He could not be reached for comment.

Local police began investigating in January after receiving information from the Illinois Internet Child Exploitation Task Force that identified Carissimi as being involved in “the illegal downloading of child pornography,” according to a release from the Woodstock Police Department.

A search warrant was granted and on May 3 authorities seized “numerous computers and electronic media devices,” authorities said. Carissimi was not present during the search, authorities said.

The computers and electronics were analyzed by the United States Secret Service. Numerous videos were discovered which depicted sexual explicit activities involving children, according to authorities.

The Naperville Police Department and authorities from the Topeka Kansas Police Department also were involved because Carissimi had at some point gone to those cities on business and took his computers and electronics with him, explained Woodstock Police Sgt. Charles “Chip" Amati. Naperville and Topeka authorities could not be reached.

Woodstock Det. Sgt. Jeff Parsons said Carissimi was taken into custody in May by Topeka police and charged with child pornography there. He has been charged with five counts of possessing child pornography, according to court records in Shawnee County, Kansas.

Parsons said police do not think that the children depicted are from this area.

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