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Man gets jail in Naperville child exploitation case

A former Naperville resident has been sentenced to jail and placed on sex offender probation, following his arrest last spring on charges that he sexually exploited a teenage girl.

Two counts of sexual exploitation of a child and single charges of grooming and electronic harassment were originally filed against the man, Gregory A. Chambers. Following a pretrial agreement, all four counts were dismissed, with Chambers pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of distribution of harmful material to a minor, according to DuPage County Circuit Court records.

Chambers appeared Oct. 22 in court and was originally set to return there Thursday, records showed. His case during the interim was advanced to Nov. 12, when he entered his plea in Judge Kathryn E. Creswell’s courtroom, records indicated.

Paul Darrah, spokesman for DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin, confirmed Chambers was sentenced that day to 180 days in DuPage County Jail. Chambers spent more than 90 days in jail following his arrest, and with day-for-day credit for good behavior, has completed that term and been released.

Darrah on Friday added Chambers was placed on two years of sex offender probation, barred from using a computer and ordered to undergo any counseling deemed appropriate by the county’s probation department. Chambers was also ordered to pay a total of $642 in fines and court costs, Darrah said.

Chambers, 27, of Whiting, Ind., was taken into custody by Naperville police on June 21 at Lake County Jail in Crown Point, Ind.

Members of the police High Technology Computer Crimes Unit began investigating him after receiving a telephone call from detectives with the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas.

Chambers earlier this year sent sexually graphic images of himself and suggestive text messages to a 14-year-old relative, who was living in Arkansas with her family, according to a statement police issued in June. Chambers at the time was living on the 500 block of Kiowa Drive in central Naperville.

An examination of DuPage County court documents revealed Chambers in February 2011 was ticketed by Warrenville police for disorderly conduct/breach of peace. He has no record in Kane County or Will County.

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