Feds charge Elburn man with distributing child sexual abuse images

A veterinarian from Elburn who is a dog show judge has been charged with distributing child sexual abuse images, authorities said.

Adam Stafford King, 38, is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.

He was charged March 21 and taken into custody March 23, according to federal court records.

In the complaint, an FBI agent alleges that in October 2023, while investigating a person in New York, he found images of child sexual abuse that had been sent to the man from a person in the Chicago area.

The FBI began using the New York man’s devices to exchange text messages with King via an encrypted messaging app, authorities allege. In them, according to the complaint, King wrote he had sedated and sexually abused several children he knew. King also sent child sexual abuse videos and images, according to the complaint.

And King wrote that he was looking forward to sexually assaulting his own child and sharing the child with others, the agent wrote.

King and his husband are due to have a baby via a surrogate in April, according to the complaint.

In the complaint, the FBI said King worked as a veterinary ophthalmologist, breeds dogs and judges dog shows nationwide.