SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — A 21-year-old man from Utah was charged in Shelby County earlier this month on 27 felony counts and six misdemeanor counts related to various sex crimes involving a child.

Carlo Oberg of is charged with the following crimes and faces the following penalties if convicted:

  • One count of traveling to meet a child (class 3 felony)
    • Two to five years in prison
    • Mandatory sex offender registration for 10 years
  • 23 counts of possession of child pornography (class 3 felony)
    • Two to five years in prison
    • Lifetime registration as a sexual predator
    • Mandatory fine of between $10,000 and $100,000
  • Three counts of grooming (class 4 felony)
    • One to three years in prison
    • Mandatory sex offender registration for 10 years
  • One count of solicitation to meet a child (class 4 felony)
    • One to three years in prison
  • One count of luring a minor (Class B misdemeanor)
  • Four counts of sexual exploitation of a child (Class A misdemeanors)
    • Mandatory sex offender registration for 10 years

The charges allege that between June 2021 and February of 2022, Oberg committed several sex crimes involving a child in Shelby County, including sending sexually explicit photos and traveling to Illinois to meet this child for sexual contact. Oberg is also alleged to have possessed pornographic photos of a child he knew or should have reasonably known was under the age of 18.

Oberg has not been arrested yet and a nationwide, no-bond arrest warrant has been issued. A court date will be scheduled upon his arrest and extradition from Utah.

The case was investigated by the Shelbyville Police Department and the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office in Utah.