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Bolingbrook Man Arrested For Child Porn

Updated: Tuesday, 05 Oct 2010, 4:26 PM CDT Published : Tuesday, 05 Oct 2010, 4:14 PM CDT
Sun-Times Media Wire

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Bolingbrook, Ill. - 55-year-old Aaron Riley of Bolingbrook has been arrested for allegedly possessing one of the largest caches of child pornography so far uncovered in a crackdown by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office. He faces three to seven years in prison.

Madigan, joined by Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, announced the arrest of Riley, 55, of Bolingbrook at a press conference in Joliet on Tuesday afternoon. The attorney general's crackdown has targeted the most active participants in downloading and trading child pornography on the Internet, a release from Madigan's office said.

Riley is charged with 10 counts of aggravated child pornography, a Class 2 felony punishable by three to seven years in prison, the release said. The Bolingbrook Police Department also assisted in the arrest.

"This is the 10th arrest in our aggressive effort to stop child pornographers in their tracks. This will not be the last arrest," Madigan said. "Every time that these criminals download and trade this despicable material, innocent children are victimized again and again. Working closely with local law enforcement, we will continue to methodically identify, arrest and convict those who choose to prey on our children."

Madigan said cooperation among the Attorney General's office, State's Attorneys offices and local law enforcement is essential to the success of the ongoing effort to crack down on child pornographers in Illinois.

"Technological advances have made it possible for dangerous predators to instantly access graphic images of child pornography," Glasgow said. "Law enforcement, however, is staying ahead of the technology curve. Police and prosecutors across Illinois are working closely with Attorney General Madigan to ratchet up the pressure on anyone engaged in the electronic trading of vile materials that target innocent children."

In late August, Madigan announced a new initiative to find and arrest the worst child pornographers in Illinois using the unique identifier that each computer is assigned when it accesses the Internet, known as an Internet protocol (IP) address. Over the last month, more than 8,000 Illinois IP addresses were seen trading child pornography images and videos.