Ex-Area Democratic Party State Rep. Pleads to Child Pornography Charge

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: FORMER ILLINOIS STATE REP. KEITH FARNHAM PLEADS GUILTY TO TRANSPORTING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHICAGO — Former Illinois State Rep. KEITH FARNHAM pleaded guilty today to a federal charge of transporting child pornography via … Continue reading

U.S. Attorney’s Press Release about Greg Pyle’s 50-Year Sentence

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: FORMER McHENRY COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTY SENTENCED TO 50 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION ROCKFORD — A former McHenry County sheriff’s deputy who was that department’s representative on … Continue reading

Lakemoor Teacher Arrested on Federal Child Sexual Exploitation Charges

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: LAKEMOOR MAN WHO TEACHES IN BUFFALO GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL ARRESTED ON FEDERAL CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION CHARGES CHICAGO ― A middle school teacher in northwest suburban Buffalo Grove was arrested this morning on federal … Continue reading

Indictment of Former Elgin Democratic Party State Rep. on Child Porn Counts

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: FORMER ILLINOIS STATE REP. KEITH FARNHAM INDICTED FOR ALLEGEDLY POSSESSING, RECEIVING, AND TRANSPORTING CHILD PORNOGRPHY CHICAGO ― A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment charging former Illinois State Rep. KEITH FARNHAM … Continue reading

Evidence That Judge Might Consider When Sentencing Former McHenry County Sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Pyle

A funny thing happened in Rockford’s Federal Courthouse Friday. That was the day I went over to cover the plea bargain of former McHenry County Sgt. Greg Pyle.  (You can read the story here.) After the trial, I discovered that … Continue reading

Illinois State Jailer Shared Kiddy Porn through “Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing” Accounts

I found this press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Springfield of interest because of similar charges that have been filed against former McHenry County Sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Pyle: FORMER STATE CORRECTIONS OFFICER PLEADS GUILTY TO CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OFFENSES … Continue reading

The Federal Complaint against McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Greg Pyle

For those into seeing the reasons that Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Wesley Tagtmeyer swore out a complaint against Gregory Pyle before Magistrate P. Michael Mahoney, you’ll find it below.  If you would like to read other McHenry County … Continue reading

Algonquin Resident Indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

Algonquin’s John Beauchaine was indicted today for failure to register as a sex offender. He lives at 1955 Farmhill and was arrested by Algonquin Police. He’s fifty-one years old. Beauchaine is listed as a “sexual predator.” If I read the … Continue reading

Five Year Child Porn Sentence of Marengo Man

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office: CHILD PORNOGRAPHER MICHAEL HARTMAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that thirty-four year old Michael Hartman of Marengo, … Continue reading

Child Protection Quality to be Tracked in County

The following press release has been received from McHenry County government: McHenry County Selected as Child Protection Data Courts Project Pilot Site WOODSTOCK, IL – McHenry County has been selected by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC), as … Continue reading

Former Union Man Sentenced to 23 Years+ in Federal Prison for Online Enticement of 13-Year Old Girl to Engage in Sexual Activity

Here’s a press release that just arrived from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: McHENRY COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO 280 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ENTICING 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL TO ENGAGE IN SEXUAL ACTIVITY CHICAGO – A McHenry County man was sentenced to more … Continue reading