Breaking News Bar
updated: 12/1/2011 2:52 PM

Additional charges in Des Plaines child porn case

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Bobby Cruz

      Bobby Cruz

 
 

A 32-year-old Des Plaines man charged with transmitting child pornography last month was indicted this week on new federal charges accusing him of manufacturing the material.

The indictments charge Bobby Cruz with producing, possessing and transporting child pornography at various times between 2007 and 2011. He is also accused of crossing state lines to "engage in a sexual act with a minor under 12" in 2010, a charge that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years in prison, according to prosecutors. If convicted on that charge, he could also receive a life sentence.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Prosecutors said they uncovered evidence involving at least three underage victims.

When Cruz was arrested Nov. 1 at his home in the 400 block of West Touhy Avenue following a two-month investigation, authorities confiscated several cameras, a laptop computer and a number of external hard drives. Nearly 100 images depicting child pornography were emailed to an undercover investigator from Cruz's computer, court records show.

Cruz is being held without bail. Anyone with additional information about the investigation is urged to call federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent Jennifer Sapper at (630) 574-4941.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.