NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The vice president of a Naperville-based human services organization named “KidsMatter” is facing multiple charges of child pornography.

Erich Kroll, 49, was arrested Tuesday and appeared in court Wednesday following execution of a search warrant at his home near Darien, and an investigation into alleged possession and distribution of child porn.

He is being held on a $150,000 bond.

DuPage County sheriff’s said a forensic examination of electronics belonging to Kroll revealed pornographic files. He faces five counts related to child porn, all of which are Class 2 felonies.

Kroll is a senior banker by trade and also was vice president of the Naperville-based KidsMatter organization, a non-profit which offers support services to approximately 45,000 young people throughout Will and DuPage counties.

The DuPage County State’s Attorney said the allegations against Kroll are not associated with KidsMatter, but following Wednesday’s arrest, he was removed from the board position.

KidsMatter released the following statement:

The leadership of KidsMatter would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm our unflinching dedication to serving youth and families across communities in DuPage and Will counties and to also make clear the record on recent events surrounding a former volunteer for our board of trustees.

On Tuesday, Erich Kroll, a volunteer who was serving as vice president of the fundraising board, was arrested on child pornography charges by DuPage County authorities. In the news release announcing his arrest, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin stated that the allegations against Mr. Kroll were in no way affiliated with KidsMatter.

Mr. Kroll was not involved in any of the programming that KidsMatter and its partners provide to youth and families. His role was limited to fundraising and strategy.

The KidsMatter board met immediately Wednesday and voted to remove Mr. Kroll as a board member and fundraiser – roles that were volunteer positions working with other adults.

Child protection practices are in place both at KidsMatter and at our partners, and they apply to everyone who works with youth in our programs.

Nevertheless, we are going to take this opportunity to review and, if ever necessary, strengthen our practices around protecting the youth we serve. Nothing is more important to us.

As a 501(c)3 organization under the guidance of civic, educational, and government leaders, KidsMatter has for two decades pursued its mission of helping young people build positive values, healthy relationships, and greater self-esteem. We work collaboratively with our partners and other organizations throughout Will and DuPage counties, including schools, public safety agencies, faith-based communities, and local businesses.

We want to thank our many partners and supporters who share our unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety, health, and development of youth. We pledge to continue to earn your trust and to serve our communities in the most caring, effective, and transparent approach we can provide.

Kroll’s KidsMatter profile has been pulled from their website, but previously stated that he joined the organization to “…help identify the potential warning signs and areas of danger that impact today’s kids, and help empower them to be confident, and compassionate adults.”

The Daily Herald reports authorities said Kroll shared illicit pictures on a social media platform named Kik.

Kroll’s next court date is scheduled for June 18.