Canton, Illinois man arrested on child pornography charges


from ISP Public Information Office

Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) officials announce the arrest of 24-year-old Jonathan E. Allard of Canton, IL, for Production of Child Pornography (Class X Felony) and Possession of Child Pornography (Class 2 Felony).

In January 2022, ISP DCI agents initiated an investigation after learning a subject was in possession of child pornography through an online platform.  During the investigation, ISP Investigators assigned to the Office of the Illinois Attorney General Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) gathered digital evidence indicating Allard was producing and possessing child pornography.  ISP gained access to digital evidence through an advancement in technology which led to the discovery of child pornography in February of 2023.

On March 28, 2023, the Fulton County State’s Attorney’s Office filed charges against Allard for  Production of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography.  Fulton County Circuit Judge Thomas B. Ewing issued an arrest warrant for Allard, who was taken into custody by ISP DCI Agents on March 29, 2023.  Allard was transported to the Fulton County Jail where he remains in custody, with bond set at $100,000, 10 percent to apply. 

ISP DCI was assisted by the Canton Police Department with this investigation.  Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact ISP Zone 4 Investigations at (309) 837-5840.

The Illinois State Police provide the following resource for parents, for the public to report crimes against children, and victims to start their path towards healing and recovery. Anonymous tips of child pornography can also be reported through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) cyber tip line at To keep kids safe online, learn more at:; For resources for survivors of sexual abuse visit:

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