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Joliet man charged with child pornography

2/29/2016, 11:24 a.m.
Juan Nunez, 31, of Joliet, was arrested Friday on two counts of Class X child pornography after he allegedly used ...
Juan Nunez

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced Friday that his office has filed Class X child pornography charges against a Joliet man who was on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry.

The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by State’s Attorney Glasgow’s High Technology Crimes Unit and the Joliet Police Department.

Juan Nunez, 31, of the 700 block of Youngs Street in Joliet, was arrested Friday on two counts of Class X child pornography alleging he used the Internet to solicit two underage girls to appear in two separate digital videos, one in which the victim was naked and the other in which the victim fondled herself. He also was charged with one count of Class 1 child pornography alleging his possession of a child pornography video that he obtained from the Internet.

The Class X charge carries a prison sentence of six to 30 years in prison with no option for probation if the defendant is found guilty. Nunez is already on the state sex offender registry for a 2009 conviction for child pornography possession.

Investigators seized a computer and other electronic devices after executing a search warrant at the defendant’s house. The investigation into his recent Internet activities continues.

State’s Attorney Glasgow formed the specialized High Technology Crimes Unit in 2012 to identify individuals who use the Internet to download or distribute child pornography. In the past two years, the unit has arrested more than 80 individuals who were in possession of child pornography or who were actually abusing children.

The Will County State's Attorney's Office reminds the public that charges are not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.