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.