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September 23, 2013

MADIGAN: CHICAGO MAN SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT, MANUFACTURING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced that a Chicago man pled guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for criminal sexual assault and manufacturing of child pornography.

Jesus Alanis, 42, pled guilty this morning before Cook County Circuit Court Judge Nicholas Ford and was sentenced to two, 10-year consecutive prison sentences. Alanis was charged with possession and manufacturing of child pornography, a Class X felony, and criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony.

Alanis was arrested in May 2012 after a minor reported repeated sexual assaults and that the defendant had videotaped the incidents. Madigan’s office was referred the case by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

“This case gets at the heart of the horrific nature of child pornography. They are not victimless crimes but brutal acts of violence that forever scar the lives of its young targets,” Madigan said.

Unit Supervisor Martin VanKampen handled the case for Madigan’s Criminal Prosecutions/Trial Assistance Bureau.

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