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Guilty plea from Naperville man who secretly filmed teens

Renzo Barduagni

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A Naperville man pleaded guilty Friday to child pornography in a case that also uncovered videos he shot of teen girls in his neighborhood through their bedroom windows.

Renzo Barduagni, 50, was charged in October after an online undercover investigation into child pornography downloading. While searching his home on the 700 block of Violet Circle, police found hundreds of movies and images of child pornography, as well as videos of two young female neighbors in their bedrooms, authorities said.

Assistant State's Attorney Kirsten King said Barduagni was at his computer using software associated with obtaining child pornography when officers arrived. She said he admitted downloading child pornography and recording two teen neighbors without their knowledge.

The case prompted school officials in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 to move two bus stops off Barduagni's block.

Barduagni, a software developer with no prior criminal history, faces three to seven years in prison but also is eligible for probation when he goes before DuPage County Judge George Bakalis for sentencing. His attorney declined to comment Friday after Barduagni pleaded guilty to child pornography.

Barduagni is free on bond and returns to court Sept. 25 to set a sentencing date.

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