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