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updated: 7/13/2012 3:43 PM

Private eye pleads guilty in DuPage child porn case

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A private detective from Glendale Heights has pleaded guilty to aggravated child pornography and is awaiting sentencing, authorities said.

Luigi Castillo, 34, was arrested in December after a three-month undercover investigation by the Illinois Attorney General's High Tech Crimes Bureau. He pleaded guilty Tuesday in exchange for prosecutors capping their sentencing recommendation at 3 1/2 years in prison.

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Castillo was accused of having pornographic images of infants and children through age 9 on his computer, according to court records, which identify him as a private detective. DuPage County Judge Kathryn Creswell accepted his plea and scheduled sentencing for Aug. 20.

Castillo, of the 2000 block of Juniper Court, could receive probation, jail or a minimum three years in prison. Had he been convicted at trial, he could have faced up to seven years.

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