By Associated Press - Saturday, March 8, 2014

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) - Cook County prosecutors say a suburban Chicago teacher’s aide is facing child pornography charges.

State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez says 34-year-old Randall Scott Gilbert of Hoffman Estates appeared in bond court Friday on a felony charge of possessing child pornography.

He works as an aide at a school for special needs children.

Investigators say Gilbert allegedly posed online as a 17-year-old trying to talk to and meet underage girls through online chat rooms. They say some exchanges were sexually explicit.

Prosecutors say Gilbert also allegedly used the chat rooms to trade images of child pornography with other users.



He was arrested by Hoffman Estates police on March 6, and investigators say they found child pornography images on a tablet computer.

Bond was set at $25,000.

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