FBI Springfield
Press Office
(217) 522-9675
December 12, 2022

FBI Springfield Seeking Victims in Trent Lilly Investigation

FBI Springfield in coordination with the United States Attorney’s Office–Central District of Illinois is seeking to identify potential victims in a child pornography investigation.

Central Illinois resident Trent A. Lilly has been charged with production, receipt, and possession of sexually explicit photos and videos of underage individuals. It is believed Lilly contacted victims in person, engaging in the illegal activity for years. Although Lilly resided in Central Illinois, he may have traveled to other locations. Lilly was arrested in Chicago, Illinois on November 15, 2022, and is being held in the custody of the U.S. Marshals.

FBI Springfield is seeking the public’s help to identify victims who were under the age of 18 and were asked or used by Lilly to produce or view sexually graphic videos or photographs or engage in sexual conduct.

A webpage has been created for the purpose of reporting information to the FBI confidentially. If you and/or your minor dependent(s) were victimized by Lilly or have information relevant to this investigation, please use the link on this webpage to submit details. 

Information may also be submitted by contacting FBI Springfield at 217-522-9675 or by calling 1-800-CALL-FBI.

Victims may be eligible for certain services provided by FBI Victim Services such as local referrals for counseling, crisis intervention, and other rights under federal and/or state law.

Please visit the FBI’s resource website for more information.