Anna Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges



Feb­ru­ary 1, 2011


Anna Man Indict­ed on Child Pornog­ra­phy Charges


Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Ron­dale Lee Chap­man (DOB 09-19-1965) of 507 William Street in Anna, and for­mer­ly of 1722 Friend­ship School Road in rur­al Anna, has been indict­ed by the Union Coun­ty Grand Jury on sev­en (7) counts of child pornog­ra­phy.  Chap­man is alleged to have filmed mul­ti­ple minors engaged in a series of acts of sex­u­al con­duct.  Chap­man is charged with two (2) counts of Aggra­vat­ed Child Pornog­ra­phy, both Class X Felonies, three (3) counts of Child Pornog­ra­phy, all Class 1 Felonies, and two (2) counts for pos­ses­sion of child pornog­ra­phy, a Class 2 Felony and Class 3 Felony.  The alleged inci­dents took place between 2004 and 2008 at Chapman’s res­i­dence on Friend­ship School Road.


Chap­man entered pleas of not guilty at an arraign­ment today before Pre­sid­ing Judge Mark Boie.  Chapman’s case is set for a pre-tri­al con­fer­ence on March 15 at 9:00 a.m.  Chap­man is cur­rent­ly being held at the Tri-Coun­ty Jail in Ullin on $500,000 bond


Chap­man was arrest­ed on the evening of Jan­u­ary 4, 2011 as part of inves­ti­ga­tion con­duct­ed by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office.


The Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney’s Office reminds the pub­lic that charges are not evi­dence of guilt.  A defen­dant is pre­sumed inno­cent and is enti­tled to a fair tri­al in which the gov­ern­ment has the bur­den of prov­ing guilt beyond a rea­son­able doubt.


Media: Please con­tact the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833‑5500 for any avail­able book­ing photographs.