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updated: 10/16/2013 3:40 PM

Naperville man gets probation, jail for child porn

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  • Renzo Barduagni

      Renzo Barduagni

 

A Naperville man who was accused of videotaping teen neighbors through their bedroom windows was sentenced Wednesday to a mix of probation and jail time for possessing child pornography, prosecutors said.

Renzo Barduagni, 51, pleaded guilty in August and faced up to seven years in prison. DuPage County Judge George Bakalis sentenced him to two years of sex offender probation, 90 days in jail and 120 days of jail work release. He also must register as a sex offender for life and pay a $1,000 fine.

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Authorities charged Barduagni in October 2012 after an online investigation into child pornography trading. While searching his home on the 700 block of Violet Circle, police found hundreds of illegal videos and photos, as well as homemade movies of two young neighbor girls in their bedrooms, authorities said.

The case shocked neighbors and prompted school officials in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 to move two bus stops off the suspect's block. Some of the charges later were dismissed as a result of his guilty plea to child pornography.

Barduagni, a software developer, already has served 82 days of his primary jail sentence, meaning he will serve eight days before transitioning to work release. Prosecutors, who sought a five-year prison sentence, said he will be able to leave jail only for work and counseling. He had no prior criminal history.

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