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Registered Sex Offender Faces ‘Super X’ Felony Charges In Child Porn Case

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(STMW) – A registered sex offender is back behind bars after child pornography was found in his northwest suburban home, and the crime is a Super X felony because he was on the list for a child porn conviction a decade ago.

Corey A. Olney, 34, of Deer Park is being held in the Lake County Jail on a $3 million bond after being charged with five counts of reproduction of child pornography, according to the Attorney General’s office.

The charges are Super X felonies because Olney is listed as a sexual predator on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry, a statement from the AG’s office said.

He was charged as part of Operation Glass House, a statewide investigation to stop the “most active offenders who download and trade child pornography online,” the statement said.

He was placed on the sex offender registry when he was convicted of producing and selling child pornography when he was 23. The victim was 8 years old, according to the registry, which said that incident occurred in Cook County.

He also faces five counts of possession of child pornography, and was also charged with failing to register his online screen names and violating the sex offender registration law, prosecutors said. Oleny faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

The child porn charges were filed Thursday, after the Lake County Sheriff’s office and Barrington police conducted a search of Olney’s home on the 22100 block of North Old Farm Road in Deer Park, according to the AG’s office.

The search yielded “evidence of alleged child pornography,” the statement said.

“Crimes against children, who cannot defend themselves physically or emotionally, are the most disturbing crimes that we investigate,” Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose said in the statement.

Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim said it is the first time Super X charges have been filed in Lake County.

Olney’s arrest was the 58th since Operation Glass House was launched in August 2010.

“The epidemic of the child pornography trade impacts every community,” Attorney General Lisa Madigan said in the statement. “It is a horrific crime lurking behind closed doors in towns all across Illinois.”

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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