A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office:
TWO MEN CHARGED IN SEPARATE FEDERAL CHILD PORNOGRAPHY INDICTMENTS
Rockford – Two men were indicted today by a federal grand jury for allegedly transporting and possessing child pornography.
Jason Nicoson, 34, of Roscoe, I11., and John Carlson, 37, of Algonquin, Ill., were each charged in separate cases with two counts of transporting child pornography via the internet, and one count of possessing child pornography that had crossed state
If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum potential sentence on each count of up to 10 years in prison, 3 years of supervised release following imprisonment, and a tine of up to $250,000.
If convicted, the actual sentence will be determined by a United States District Court Judge, guided by the United States Sentencing Guidelines.
The indictments were announced today by Gary S. Shapiro, Acting United States Attorney
for the Northern District of Illinois. and Robelt D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago
Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Algonquin Police Department, Illinois State Police, and the Illinois Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce assisted in the investigations.
The government is represented in each case by Assistant United States Attorney Michael D. Love.
The publie is renlinded that an indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt.
Each defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burdell of provjllg guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.