Novem­ber 30, 2018


Cob­den Man Sen­tenced to 22 Years for Child Pornography


Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Charles Edward Gor­don (DOB 9/8/1960) of Cob­den, Illi­nois has been sen­tenced to total of twen­ty-two (22) years in Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions on two (2) counts of Pos­ses­sion of Child Pornog­ra­phy, both Class X Felonies.  Gor­don will also serve three (3) years to life of Manda­to­ry Super­vised Release (for­mer­ly known as Parole) and must reg­is­ter as a sex offend­er for life.


In plead­ing guilty, Gor­don admit­ted to pos­ses­sion of pho­tographs con­tain­ing chil­dren under the age of 13.  Gor­don was arrest­ed in August of 2018 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by Cob­den Police with assis­tance of the Illi­nois State Police.


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