Round Lake man pleads guilty in child porn case

June 29, 2015

The Chicago Tribune reports,

Under the terms of the plea deal, James Weeden, 63, of Round Lake, will be on probation for two years when he is released from prison but will be allowed to participate in a work-release program during the last six months of his sentence. Other charges of manufacturing child pornography and aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child under age 13 were dropped.


Elk Grove man gets 46 years for molesting girls

June 26, 2015

The (suburban Chicago) Daily Herald reports,

An Elk Grove Village man convicted of multiple sex offenses against two young Addison girls was sentenced Friday to 46 years in prison.

Hero brother grabs keys from driver trying to snatch girl, 9: Prosecutors

June 23, 2015 reports,

When Salvador Govea heard his mother scream that a strange man in a big van was trying to take his 9-year-old sister, he did the first thing that came to mind.

Police search Mundelein home, find ‘extensive’ amount of child porn

June 24, 2015

The Chicago Tribune reports,

Nicholas Lee Hermann, 54, of the 28000 block of North Sky Crest Drive, Mundelein, was charged with 10 felony counts of possession of child pornography and one felony count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

Chicago lawyer charged with child porn possession

June 24, 2015

The Chicago Tribune reports,

Authorities found more than 500 images and 50 videos of children engaged in sex acts on files and DVDs that were removed from Crowley’s Arlington Heights residence during a search, according to charges read into the court record Wednesday.

CPS teacher held on $1M bail on child porn charges

June 15, 2015
The Chicago Tribune reports,

On Wednesday, investigators executed a search warrant at the Canaryville home of 39-year-old Eric Shank Van Eenige, of the 600 block of West 48th Street, and found the movies on a laptop computer, authorities said.

The images included children under the age of 18, with the overwhelming majority of the images depicting children under the age of 13, Alvarez said.

Vatican will try ex-nuncio for possession of child pornography, sexual abuse of minors

June 15, 2015

The Web site reports,

The Vatican City State will try a laicized ex-nuncio on charges of the possession of child pornography and the sexual abuse of minors, the Holy See Press Office has announced.