In March 2022, Lake County Sheriff’s detectives received information from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that child pornography was being downloaded onto a digital media device at a residence in the 16000 block of W. Jonathan Lane in Warren Township. Sheriff’s detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence. On Thursday, July 7, 2022, Sheriff’s detectives executed the search warrant at the residence.
During their search, Sheriff’s detectives seized digital media devices belonging to Anthony V. Cloe, 26, an occupant of the residence. A forensic examination was performed on the devices, and numerous videos of children under the age of 13 engaged in sexual acts with adults were discovered. Cloe was arrested following the execution of the search warrant and transported to the Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s detectives reviewed the case with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, and the following charges against Cloe were approved:
Possession of Child Pornography – Three Counts (Class 2 Felony)
Cloe was placed into the custody of the Lake County Jail.
A bond hearing was held, and Cloe’s bond was set at $250,000.00 On July 8, 2022, Cloe posted the required $25,000.00 (10 percent) of the bond and he was released from custody. Cloe’s next court date is July 28, 2022 at 9:00 AM in courtroom T-020.
The public is reminded all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.