- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

ELGIN, Ill. (AP) - A former Illinois lawmaker who traded in child pornography has registered as a sex offender.

Keith Farnham of Elgin is now listed on the Illinois State Police sex offender site as a “sexual predator” who possessed child pornography of a victim less than 13 years of age.

The 67-year-old pleaded guilty to transporting child pornography in a federal courtroom in Chicago earlier this month. He faces up to 20 years in prison and remains under house arrest until his sentencing in March.

Farnham resigned from the General Assembly in March, less than a week after federal agents seized computers from his home and office.

Farnham’s attorney, Terry Ekl, has said previously that his client has “a sickness” and is in treatment. He’s also said Farnham never physically abused children.

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