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Meridian Middle School (Credit: CBS)

Feds Slap Buffalo Grove Middle School Teacher With Child-Pornography Charges

Although John Vastis has taught public speaking for 19 years, Police Chief Steven Casstevens says the charges do not involve his students.

08/28/2014

Steven Habay (Credit: Highland Park Police)

Fired Substitute Teacher Now Faces Child Porn Charges

Steven Habay, 40, was released May 28 from his substitute teacher position with north suburban Township High School District 113 “following an internal personnel investigation,” according to Highland Park police.

07/21/2014

Andre Alfaro (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Feds Raid Portage Park Home, Find More Than 15 Child Porn Videos

A Portage Park man is facing charges after police say they discovered more than 15 pornographic videos of children at his home.

07/07/2014

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Man Arrested After Cops Spot Child Porn On His Cell Phone

When Richard Fowler of Blue Island went to the police station to pick up his phone, he was arrested.

06/12/2014

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Preschool Teacher Faces Child-Porn Charges

A spokesman for the state’s attorney’s office said there is no evidence that anyone in Richard Gertler’s care was a victim.

06/05/2014

Edward Mendelson (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Schiller Park Firefighter Facing Child Porn Charges

A northwest suburban firefighter faces multiple child pornography charges after found images on his computer when they searched the firehouse.

04/11/2014

From left, Thomas J. Goforth, 33, and Thomas M. Fees, 52, face child-pornography charges. (Will County State’s Attorney)

2 Former Neighbors Charged With Child-Porn Possession

Two southwest suburban men who lived in the same apartment complex have been arrested for child pornography following separate investigations.

08/26/2013

FBI

Man Surrenders On Child Pornography Charges After International Manhunt

A three-year international manhunt has ended with the arrest of a former Chicagoan on child pornography charges.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Dennis Houston

Kane County Man Charged With Possessing, Trading Child Porn

A Kane County man stands charged with trafficking child pornography, after the FBI caught him in an online sting and found that he was keeping a graphic stash of pictures and videos depicting children engaged in sex acts with adults.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2012

Donald Ratcliff, 60, faces child porn charges. (DuPage County State's Attorney)

Ex-Wheaton College Professor Faces Child Porn Charges

Formal charges have been filed against a former Wheaton College professor, who is facing facing seven child pornography counts and divorce.

03/28/2012

Brandon J. Bergthold (Credit: Will County State's Attorney's Office)

Man ‘Addicted To Child Porn’ Thanks Cops For Arrest

A southwest suburban man “addicted to child porn” thanked police for arresting him Thursday after they caught him seeking sex with children and teens on Craigslist, prosecutors said.

01/27/2012

Computer Generic (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Former School Custodian Gets 15 Years For Child Porn

A former custodian at a southwest suburban high school was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for possession and transporting child porn.

12/03/2011

Robert Reitz (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Man Arrested For Child Porn ‘No Longer Welcome’ At Occupy Chicago

A man involved with the “Occupy Chicago” movement has been charged with child pornography.

11/16/2011

Danny L. Clifford (Credit: Batavia Police)

Cops Seize Child Porn From Batavia Man

A west suburban man faces 14 counts of child pornography after police seized hundreds of DVDs and CDs at his Batavia home.

10/14/2011

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Part-Time School Worker Charged With Child Porn

A part-time Lyons Township high school worker is facing federal child porn charges after agents found over 1,000 explicit images on his computer.

09/23/2011

Joshua K. Price, 26, was arrested Tuesday at his Crest Hill apartment

Police: Man Used Child Porn To Keep From Killing Family

A man from southwest suburban Crest Hill is now being held on $1 million bond, after telling police he used child pornography to distract himself from thoughts of killing his wife and two young daughters.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2011

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Former Ice Skating Coach Jailed On Child Porn Charges

A north suburban man who formerly coached ice skating was taken into federal custody Monday to begin serving a 14-year prison sentence for possessing child pornography.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

FBI

61-Year-Old Sentenced After Collecting 22K Child Porn Images

A homeowner was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after an FBI search of his home uncovered about 22,000 images and 186 videos of child pornography.

04/04/2011

Joshua K. Price, 26, was arrested Tuesday at his Crest Hill apartment

Man Busted For Child Porn After Leaving It In Computer Lab

A Joliet Junior College student is in serious trouble after he allegedly left a flash drive full of child pornography in the college computer lab.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2011

Computer Generic (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Wheaton Man Gets Prison For Child Porn

A 21-year-old Wheaton man was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for keeping pornographic images of children in his personal computer.

03/19/2011

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