Well-known Abraham Lincoln actor charged with child porn, patronizing prostitute in Illinois
Stephenson County
George Buss has been charged with child pornography and patronizing a prostitute.

via WTVO:

FREEPORT, Ill. (WTVO) -- Freeport native George Buss, 63, who has made a career of performing as President Abraham Lincoln nationwide, has been charged with child pornography and patronizing a prostitute.

Freeport Police say Buss was arrested Friday, Aug. 28, in connection to a criminal investigation that began in February.


The Rockford Register Star reports Buss was one of two men arrested in connection with the investigation. Tyler Dotson, 22, of Leaf River, is charged with two counts of child pornography disseminating video and prostitution.

Buss, a retired teacher, has portrayed President Abraham Lincoln in public events around Freeport and across the country since 1986, the Register Star reports. He is the official Lincoln reenactor at an annual reading of the Gettysburg Address each year at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

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