Press Release
For Immediate Release
April 28 , 2008
Media Contact: Robyn Ziegler


Chicago – Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Kane County State’s Attorney John Barsanti announced that a Kane County man was sentenced today to 13 years in prison for his conviction earlier this year on child pornography charges.

Circuit Court Judge Timothy Sheldon sentenced Steven Ruby, 44, following a January bench trial in which he found Ruby guilty of two counts of Possession of Child Pornography with intent to deliver, a Class 1 felony.

Ruby, a registered sex offender, was on mandatory supervised release in 2005 when he was arrested by parole agents who discovered child pornography on his computer during a home visit. In addition, various items were seized during the execution of a search warrant at Ruby’s residence, including a lasagna tin containing print child pornography that was located in a refrigerator.

Ruby, formerly of Aurora, is being held in the Kane County Jail pending his assignment and transfer to an Illinois Department of Corrections facility.

Bureau Chief David Haslett of Madigan’s High Tech Crimes Bureau co-prosecuted the case with Assistant State’s Attorney Justin Fitzsimmons of the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Attorney General Madigan's High Tech Crimes Bureau investigates and prosecutes cases and coordinates the Illinois Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). The bureau also offers important training and educational programs in the area of computer crimes, including online child pornography, online sexual abuse, online fraud, e-mail threats, identity theft and computer hacking.


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