Morning Star Church and World Outreach Center is seen March 9 in Huntley. Stephen Foster, who with his wife, Mary, is the church leader and founder, is being investigated for child pornography. (Sarah Nader)
Morning Star Church and World Outreach Center is seen March 9 in Huntley. Stephen Foster, who with his wife, Mary, is the church leader and founder, is being investigated for child pornography. (Sarah Nader)

No arrests have been made months after police searched the home of a Huntley, IL, church leader as part of a child pornography investigation, police said.

Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Derek Hyrkas declined to comment further after he confirmed that the investigation involving Pastor Stephen Foster of Morning Star Church and World Outreach Center in Huntley remained open.

Assistant State’s Attorney John Gibbons was not available for comment Friday.

After the Northwest Herald wrote about the search in March, the church’s website went down, and its Facebook page was no longer publicly accessible. The church’s website remained down for maintenance as of Friday. Another site for the church’s youth group, called “The River,” also was offline. The church’s Facebook page had 190 likes and 183 followers before it disappeared.

Foster has not responded to multiple requests for comment. A message left for him Friday at the church was not returned.

Crystal Lake police seized cellphones, tablets, CDs, hundreds of VHS tapes and other computer equipment Feb. 16 from Stephen and Mary Foster’s home, 1739 Village Court, Crystal Lake.

They also seized four vials of what is believed to be human growth hormone and two hypodermic needles, according to court records.

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SOURCE: JORDYN REILAND 
Northwest Herald

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