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Wonder Lake man arrested on child pornography charges

James Nicholas in a 2013 booking photo

A 62-year-old Wonder Lake man is accused of possessing multiple pornographic images of a child younger than 13, according to documents in the McHenry County courthouse.

James Nicholas, of the 6700 block of Giant Oaks Road, has been charged with four counts of child pornography, Class X felonies; five counts of possessing images of child pornography involving a child younger than 13, Class 2 felonies; and child pornography involving possessing a computer photo of child, a Class 3 felony, according to court documents.

If convicted on the most serious Class X felony, Nicholas faces up to 30 years in prison.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article transposed James Nicholas’ name.