Naperville firefighter arrested in Elgin on child porn charges

  • Louis J. DiGrazia IV faces prison and a lifetime registration as a sex offender.

    Louis J. DiGrazia IV faces prison and a lifetime registration as a sex offender.

 
 
Updated 10/21/2016 3:41 PM

An Elgin man has been charged with five counts of child pornography after police searched his home Thursday.

Louis J. DiGrazia IV, 47, of the 900 block of Glenmore Lane, is charged with possession of child pornography depicting victims younger than 13, according to Kane County prosecutors and court records.

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DiGrazia, a Naperville firefighter, was arrested Thursday night after Elgin police searched his home and his computer, which contained multiple images of child pornography, prosecutors said.

A message left with the Naperville Fire Department's administrative office seeking comment on DiGrazia's employment status was not immediately returned. It was not immediately clear Friday if he had retained a defense attorney.

DiGrazia's bail was set at $200,000, meaning he must post $20,000 to be released while the charges are pending.

If he does post bond, DiGrazia is not allowed unsupervised contact with anyone younger than 18 and is banned from using the internet.

If convicted, he faces a punishment ranging from six to 30 years in prison without the possibility of probation. He also would have to register as a sex offender.

DiGrazia is next due in court Nov. 10.

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