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Algonquin Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 26, 2013
  • Northern District of Illinois (312) 353-5300

ROCKFORD—An Algonquin, Illinois man pleaded guilty today in federal court before U.S. District Court Judge Philip G. Reinhard to possessing child pornography that had crossed state lines. JOHN CARLSON, 38, admitted that in August 2011, he possessed images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Carlson's sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

Carlson faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison, a term of supervised release following imprisonment of at least five years and up to life, and a fine of up to 250,000. The court must impose a reasonable sentenced guided by the advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines.

The sentencing was announced by Zachary T. Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and Robert J. Holley, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Algonquin Police Department assisted in the investigation.

The government is being represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Love.