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Former state lawmaker Keith Farnham arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago to face child pornography charges. Farnham wore a nasal breathing tube and carried an oxygen bottle as he arrived at court. He had resigned, citing health issues, days after a raid of his house and district office. (Credit: CBS)

Farnham Discussing Possible Plea Deal On Child Porn Charges

A lawyer for a former Illinois state representative charged with child pornography has told a federal judge his client is talking with prosecutors about a possible plea agreement.

07/10/2014

Richard Fowler (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Police: Man Charged When Cops Find Child Porn On Cell Phone

Police first responded to a Blue Island home regarding a report of domestic battery. While there, police found Richard Fowler’s cell phone turned on, displaying three images of minors engaged in sex acts.

06/13/2014

Former state lawmaker Keith Farnham arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago to face child pornography charges. Farnham wore a nasal breathing tube and carried an oxygen bottle as he arrived at court. He had resigned, citing health issues, days after a raid of his house and district office. (Credit: CBS)

Former Lawmaker Pleads Not Guilty To New Child Porn Charges

Keith Farnham entered the plea Tuesday at a federal courthouse in Chicago. A federal grand jury returned an indictment last month charging the 66-year-old Elgin Democrat with possessing, receiving and transporting child pornography.

06/04/2014

Former state lawmaker Keith Farnham arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago to face child pornography charges. Farnham wore a nasal breathing tube and carried an oxygen bottle as he arrived at court. He had resigned, citing health issues, days after a raid of his house and district office. (Credit: CBS)

New Child Pornography Charges For Ex-Rep. Farnham

A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment on Thursday and the Keith Farnham was charged with one count each of possessing child pornography involving a minor under age 12, one count of receiving child pornography and two counts of transporting child pornography.

05/23/2014

Jose Reyes (Credit: Mundelein Police)

Chicago Man Fit To Stand Trial For Rape Of 3-Year-Old

Jose Reyes, 28, is charged with multiple counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated kidnapping and production of child pornography. If convicted, he faces 24 years to life in prison.

05/21/2014

Natisha Hillard (right) is accused of selling her baby to Christopher Bour (left) to make child pornography. (Photos supplied by Sun-Times Media)

Man Gets Life Sentence For Having Sex With Infant

Christopher M. Bour, 40, pleaded guilty in January, without a plea agreement, to paying Natisha Hillard a total of $500 to have sex with a 4-month-old girl, an arrangement that lasted until the child was 18 months old

05/16/2014

Scott Baudin (Credit: DuPage County State's Attorney)

Sexual Predator Gets 10 Years For Viewing Child Porn At Library

Scott Baudin, 59, went to the Bloomingdale Public Library on the morning of April 18, 2013, prosecutors said. A library employee noticed what appeared to be child porn on the computer terminal Baudin was using, and library officials contacted police.

05/13/2014

Former state lawmaker Keith Farnham arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago to face child pornography charges. Farnham wore a nasal breathing tube and carried an oxygen bottle as he arrived at court. He had resigned, citing health issues, days after a raid of his house and district office. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Bars Former Lawmaker Facing Child Porn Charge From Using Own Patio

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Gilbert said the measure was necessary to protect the public because the patio at former state Rep. Keith Farnham’s condo is shared with a family that has a 7-year-old boy.

05/07/2014

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Doctor: Don’t Arrest Kids For Sexting, Teach Them Better

As Barrington police crack down on students caught sexting and two other suburban middle schools investigate their own sexting incidents, one psychiatry expert said authorities should not rely on criminal charges to punish youths who probably don’t know any better.

05/02/2014

Former state lawmaker Keith Farnham arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago to face child pornography charges. Farnham wore a nasal breathing tube and carried an oxygen bottle as he arrived at court. He had resigned, citing health issues, days after a raid of his house and district office. (Credit: CBS)

Former Elgin Lawmaker In Court On Child Porn Charges

Federal prosecutors have said a state-owned computer seized from Keith Farnham’s office contained at least two videos depicting child pornography.

04/30/2014

State Rep. Keith Farnham (Credit: ilga.gov)

Feds Charge Former Elgin State Lawmaker With Possession Of Child Porn

Federal agents on March 13 executed a federal search warrant at Farnham’s office and residence in Elgin, and several computers and electronic storage devices were recovered. They contained child pornography images, authorities said.

04/28/2014

Thomas Perry | photo from Mount Prospect police

Mount Prospect Man Facing Child Pornography Charge

A northwest suburban man is facing a felony charge after investigators found pornographic images of children on his home computer.

04/23/2014

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Man Who Molested, Photographed 11 Kids Gets 50 Years In Prison

Truck driver Bobby Cruz, 34, of Des Plaines, committed sick acts that were “brazen beyond belief” when he photographed himself abusing the children ages 2 to 11, U.S. District Judge Robert Dow said during an emotionally raw hearing Tuesday.

04/16/2014

Samuel Franko Jr. / photo from Indiana State Police

NW Indiana Man Charged With Child Pornography

A Northwest Indiana man was arrested Friday morning for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography, the Post-Tribune is reporting.

04/12/2014

Eric Thor Hakala (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Bond Reduced, But Child Porn Suspect Still In Jail

Prosecutors allege 37-year-old Eric Hakala posed as a St. Charles East student on a fictitious Facebook account to contact minors in Batavia, Oswego and Naperville, engage in sexually explicit conversations and trade photos.

04/07/2014

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Feds: Five Chicago-Area Children Victims Of Child Porn Ring

The investigation into an underground child pornography website that included at least five victims from the Chicago area has concluded, the federal government announced Tuesday.

03/18/2014

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

Former Wheaton College Professor Gets 3 1/2 Years For Child Porn

A former Wheaton College professor who has written books on children’s spirituality has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for having child pornography on his home computer.

02/25/2014

Zale Hoddenbach (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Former Youth Counselor Convicted Of Raping Teen

Zale Hoddenbach was affectionately known as “Mr. Z” to the teenagers he counseled at the Logan Square Boys & Girls Club, but a jury branded Hoddenbach as someone more depraved, convicting him of raping a girl who sought his help in landing a job when she was 15.

02/21/2014

Naperville Man Sentenced In Child Porn Case

A man from Naperville’s far south side has been sentenced to jail and ordered to pay $14,000 in fines and legal costs, after being convicted of having pornographic images of children in his home.

01/02/2014

Jose E. Reyes (Mundelein Police Dept.)

Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Kidnapped 3-Year-Old Girl

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.

11/08/2013

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