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March 20, 2009

KANE COUNTY MAN SENTENCED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CONVICTION

Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Kane County State's Attorney John Barsanti today said that a St. Charles man was sentenced to 180 days in the Kane County Jail, 30 months sex offender probation and registration as a sex offender after pleading guilty to the charge of Attempt Dissemination of Child Pornography, a Class 2 felony, and Possession of Child Pornography, a Class 3 felony.

Kane County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Q. Sheldon also ordered Scott Nuxoll, 21, to participate in counseling based on the recommendation of a sex offender counselor, submit a DNA sample and pay a $2,000 fine. Nuxoll is free on bond, and the court ordered him to report to jail on May 18, 2009.

The conviction is the result of a collaborative law enforcement effort between Attorney General Madigan's High Tech Crimes Bureau and the St. Charles Police Department. The Attorney General's High Tech Crimes Bureau conducted an investigation and turned over evidence to St. Charles Police leading to a search warrant, discovery of the pornography and subsequent arrest of Nuxoll in March, 2008.

Assistant Attorney General David Haslett, chief of Madigan's High Tech Crimes Bureau co-prosecuted the case with Kane County Assistant State's Attorney Justin Fitzsimmons.

Through a grant from the Department of Justice, the Attorney General operates the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force which has 100 affiliated agencies throughout Illinois. Illinois ICAC investigates child exploitation crimes and provides Internet safety education to students and parents and Internet crimes training to prosecutors and law enforcement. Through January 2009, the Illinois ICAC provided training and education programs to more than 76,000 parents and students, 6,359 law enforcement officers and prosecutors and responded to 1,329 cyber tips received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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