Indian Prairie Unit District 204 officials say they don't know if a 50-year-old Naperville man accused of processing child pornography had his eye on any of the 15 children who waited at a bus stop less than 40 feet from his front door. But they'd rather be safe than sorry.
The district has worked with its bus contractor to eliminate two stops on the 700 block of Violet Circle near where the suspect lived. That means roughly 15 Cowlishaw, Hill and Metea Valley High School students are catching their bus at new stops.
The students now are being picked up either at the intersections of Feldott Lane and Azalea Court or Periwinkle Lane and Marigold Court.
Renzo Barduagani, 50, of the 700 block of Violet Circle, is suspected of secretly videotaping several neighbors in the nude, authorities said. He also is accused of possessing about 100 images of child pornography on his computer.
Police arrested Barduagani last week after executing a search warrant at his house, the culmination of a four-month online child pornography investigation. In addition to locating child pornography, authorities said they found a videotape containing footage of a naked child.
Indian Prairie spokeswoman Janet Buglio said district officials began making the changes as soon as they were alerted by police.
"The police called our business office and told us what this individual is alleged to have been involved in," Buglio said. "That bus stop was less than 40 feet from this guy's front door, so we acted on behalf of the best interests of our children and moved it."
After moving the first stop, a parent warned district officials that a second stop her child used was "equidistant" to the suspect's house. Within a day, that stop also was eliminated.
Barduagani's bail was set at $300,000 and he was ordered to have no contact with minors should he be released. Barduagani identified himself as a software developer and said he was likely to post the necessary $30,000 bond, though he remained in custody as of Monday afternoon.