Schaumburg Resident Arrested, Accused of Dissemination of Child Pornography on Social Media Apps

David Prince, suspect in Dissemination of Child Pornography (SOURCE: Cook County Sheriff's Office)
David Prince, suspect in Dissemination of Child Pornography (SOURCE: Cook County Sheriff’s Office).

COOK COUNTY, IL — A Schaumburg resident has been charged with dissemination of child pornography after investigators determined he shared several sexually explicit images and videos of children under the age of 13 through social media apps, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today, Wednesday, February 9, 2022.

The County Sheriffs Police Special Victims Unit (SVU) received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about images and videos of child pornography found on a social media account linked to David Prince, 24, of the block of 1500 Somerset Lane in Schaumburg.

On Monday, February 7, 2022, SVU investigators executed a search warrant for his residence where they seized his cell phone and other electronic devices. David Prince was taken into custody for further investigation.

After being issued his Miranda Rights, Prince told investigators he use social media to view child pornography. Investigators revealed he shared more than two dozen pornographic images and videos of underage children on social media apps.

David Prince appeared today, Wednesday, February 9, 2022, in the Rolling Meadows Courthouse where he was issued a $30,000 D bond on charges of dissemination of child pornography, a Class X Felony. He was released after posting the required 10% of his bond.

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