Charges of sexual assault and child pornography have been filed against a Chicago man who allegedly abducted a 3-year-old north suburban girl in September, then returned her a short time later.
Eric Thor Hakala, 37, allegedly created a fake Facebook account under the alias “Mike Evans,” claiming to be a 15-year-old from St. Charles East High School, in order to trade inappropriate photos with teenage girls.
Police officers from across the state have wrapped up a first-of-its-kind four-day training program at the Orland Park Police Department designed to help them catch internet sex predators.
When he was arrested last year, Donald Ratcliff had on his computer at least 500 pornographic images of children — some of whom appeared to be younger than 13 years old, DuPage County prosecutors said during his brief court hearing.
The new agreement says that in exchange for Lilly pleading guilty to two counts of possessing child pornography, federal attorneys will recommend that he serve 12 years in prison.
A Gary woman accused earlier this year of selling one baby to a local man for sex also sold him another child between 3 to 5 years old, according to a new indictment.
A northwest suburban man was sentenced to prison Wednesday for having sexual contact with minors and taking more than 6 million pictures.
A northwest Indiana woman pleaded not guilty Monday morning to selling a child to a man, who also pleaded not guilty, to make child pornography, the Post-Tribune is reporting.
A Gary man paid a woman for the past two years to use a child to make child pornography, according to federal charges handed down Wednesday.
A Near West Side man was charged with numerous child pornography charges in Will County for allegedly transferring images of children and exposing himself to an undercover cop online.
Police in Naperville arrested a man they say was secretly videotaping neighbors as they undressed.
A Troy Township Democratic committeewoman has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a teenage boy.
A northwest suburban man already serving prison time on child pornography charges will be behind bars for a much longer time after being sentenced for the sexual assault of a young girl he knew.
A McHenry County sheriff’s deputy who once investigated child pornography is now up on charges himself.
A northwest suburban Algonquin man is one of two men indicted Wednesday on charges of transporting child pornography.
Stephanie Edwards, a singer known as “Sparkle,” was the prosecution’s key witness against Kelly and the aunt the minor he allegedly videotaped during a sexual encounter.
A three-year international manhunt has ended with the arrest of a former Chicagoan on child pornography charges.
A northwest suburban Elgin man has been arrested on child pornography charges.
In a case that highlights one of the unusual incongruities of state laws, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a downstate man didn’t commit a crime when he had sex with his 17-year-old girlfriend, but he did break the law when he took pictures of them in the act.
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.