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updated: 6/11/2012 6:18 PM

FBI accuses Sugar Grove man of sending child porn images

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The FBI has arrested a 43-year-old Sugar Grove man who had 1,300 images of child pornography on his computer, authorities said.

Dennis Houston, of the 3S500 block of Bliss Road, was arrested Thursday after special agents with the Chicago FBI office's Innocent Images Task Force raided him home.

Houston is being held without bond until his next court appearance on Tuesday.

If convicted of transportation of child pornography, he faces between five and 20 years in prison.

The FBI said an undercover agent in Maryland on Feb. 29 made contact with a person in an online chat and obtained a password from that allowed the agent to open and download 20 image files and a video containing child pornography.

Investigators traced the Internet Protocol address and it led them to Houston. Authorities also searched his home Thursday and preliminary forensic review of a laptop showed about 1,300 child pornography images on the computer, including at least four of the images downloaded by the undercover agent in February, the FBI said.

According to the complaint against Houston, he was read his Miranda Rights and admitted to agents he had about 100 files of child pornography on his laptop and that he had seen all four of the images before as well.

Houston does not have any previous arrests in Kane County, according to court records.

Anyone with additional information about the case is asked to call the Chicago FBI at (312) 421-6700.

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