26-year-old Zachery Lindenmeier, of Rockford, was arrested Friday on charges of downloading and possessing child pornography on his iPhone.
The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lindenmeier during a search of his home, at 3515 Zircon Lane in Rockford, for a narcotics warrant.
According to court documents, police found several images of child pornography on his phone, including looped gif videos of children including infants engaged in “sexual acts of penetration.”
Police say Lindenmeier told them he had begun downloading child pornography for sexual gratification several years ago, when he was still at a young age.
Lindenmeier was charged with three counts of Possession of Child Pornography. Each count carries a maximum penalty of 7 years in prison and fines of up to $25,000. He’s also charged with possession of 6-and-a-half grams of cocaine and resisting arrest.