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Sentencing delayed for man who hacked Lake County jail radios

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  • Raymond J. Kelly

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Sentencing for a Waukegan man who pleaded guilty to broadcasting racial slurs over the portable radio system used by corrections officers at the Lake County jail has been delayed.

Raymond J. Kelly, 24, of the 4800 block of Eastwood Court, is awaiting sentencing for tampering with the jail's communication services, defense attorney Elliot Pinsel said Thursday. The delay, until July 10, is because attorneys are still working out sentencing details, Pinsel said.

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The radio enthusiast, who has been free from jail after posting the required 10 percent of his $10,000 bond, is accused of hacking into and transmitting his voice over the jail's electronic radio signal Nov. 23 and 24, 2013.

Kelly's radio and electronic equipment were seized by police during his 2013 arrest. He is not allowed to use electronic equipment outside of his employment as part of his bail.

Kelly was also charged in a similar incident in Lake County in March 2012.

He pleaded guilty in that case and was serving a 24-month probation sentence when he was arrested in 2013.

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