Man turns himself in, faces child porn charges

ROCKFORD (WREX) — A Rockford man is now in custody after turning himself in on child porn charges.

Phillip Levatino, 39, of Rockford, turned himself into officers are on Sunday, May 12th.

In January, authorities say they received a complaint of a juvenile who had been exchanging sexually suggestive messages and images through social media with a friend of the victim’s family.

The suspect was later identified as Levatino and police issued a warrant for his arrest.

Levatino is being held in the Winnebago County Jail where he faces 14 counts of child pornography.

Andrew Carrigan

Andrew Carrigan

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