FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2021
Anna Man Charged with 4 Counts of Child Pornography
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler E. Tripp announced today that Robert Louis Craft (DOB 06/06/1987) of Anna, Illinois has been charged by Information with four (4) counts of Child Pornography, one (1) count being a Class X Felony and three (3) counts being Class 2 Felonies. Craft is charged with being in possession of Child Pornography which depicts children under the age of 13 years. Craft was arrested in January 2021 following an investigation by the Illinois State Police. Investigation by the Illinois State Police remains ongoing at this time.
Craft is being held in the Jackson County Jail in Murphysboro on $300,000.00 bond. On February 1, 2021, a bond hearing was held and a reduction in bail was denied by Judge Edmonds. The matter is set for Pre-Trial on Monday, March 15, 2021 at the hour of 9:30 a.m. at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.
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.