Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan worked with local law enforcement to arrest a Lake County man for having more than 1,600 pornographic images and videos of childrenâ€”one of the largest collections ever seen in Illinois.
This arrest is part ofÂ the Attorney General’sÂ continuing crackdown on those who prey on children by using the Internet to illegally download and trade child pornography. Lisaâ€™s High Tech Crimes Bureau is finding those who traffic child porn by tracking computer IP addresses to which the images are downloaded. Currently, more than 8,000 IP addresses are being tracked in Illinois.
Her initiative to crack down on these child pornographers sends a very clear message to these predatorsâ€”she will find you, she will stop you and you will be arrested for your crimes, according to a campaign spokesman.