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updated: 5/29/2014 5:08 PM

North Aurora man charged with child pornography

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  • Harry I. Joslin

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Authorities arrested a 28-year-old North Aurora man Wednesday and charged him with 10 counts of possession of child pornography, according to law enforcement officials and Kane County court records.

Harry I. Joslin was being held on $35,000 bail after investigators from the Illinois attorney general's office searched his home in the 100 block of Lilac Lane Wednesday, officials said.

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"Child pornography is not a victimless crime," Attorney General Lisa Madigan said in a news release. "Every time one of these heinous images of a child being sexually assaulted is viewed, it perpetuates the crime and further scars these young victims."

Investigators from Madigan's office were assisted by North Aurora police and the Kane County's state's attorney's office.

Maura Possley, spokeswoman for Madigan's office, said Joslin was arrested after authorities seized computers, cellphones and data storage devices from his home.

Possley said investigators traced an Internet Protocol address that was trading or sharing child pornography to Joslin's residence.

"We don't have an exact number of illegal files (Joslin is accused of possessing)," Possley said Thursday. "The 10 counts are for 10 specific files. We continue to review what was seized."

If convicted, Joslin faces between three to seven years in prison on each count. He is next due in court June 5.

According to court records, Joslin does not have any previous arrests in Kane County other than traffic citations.

Joslin is the 60th person arrested since August 2010 when Madigan's office began Operation Glass House, which is an effort to root out the most active offenders to download and trade child pornography online.

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