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Court Hearing Continues for Alleged Child Pornographer

Aaron Riley, 55, of Bolingbrook, was arrested and charged Oct. 5 with 10 counts of aggravated child pornography. After pleading not guilty to all counts, Riley is set to appear in court again on May 3 for a pretrial hearing.

A significant amount of sensitive discovery remains in the pretrial for Bolingbrook's alleged child pornographer.

Aaron Riley, 55, of the 500 block of Spruce Road, appeared in a Will County Court room this morning after pleading not guilty to child pornography charges in October.

With a representative from Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office on-hand, both sides agreed to extend Riley's pretrial hearing to May 3. 

Riley's pretrial has been ongoing for more than two months.

State officials in October said Riley, who faces 10 counts of aggravated child pornography, a Class 2 felony punishable by three to seven years in prison, had one of the largest collections of child pornography in Illinois. 

Prosecutors said police entered Riley's home in October, where they arrested him after finding child pornography that he admitted to viewing, burning and sharing. Riley was tracked through his Internet protocol address, which showed a high volume of child pornography trading.

"It was my understanding that when (police) went into Mr. Riley's home, there was a room downstairs that was floor-to-ceiling child pornography," Attorney General Lisa Madigan said during a news conference Oct. 26. "Sometimes we find more computers, but I believe that there is no home that we have gone into that has had more visible nor larger collection of child pornography at this point."

Riley's arrest was the 10th made under Madigan's newest initiative that focuses on finding and arresting the worst child pornographers in the state. Since Aug. 27, more than 8,000 IP addresses have been identified as having traded child pornography images or videos.

Until his next court date, Riley will not be allowed to come into contact with children 18 years of age and younger that aren't related to him and will not be allowed to operate a computer except for work-related purposes.

Beth February 24, 2011 at 07:46 PM
YUCK......he should be locked up until trial......scared for our kids!!

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