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Man guilty in Naperville child porn case

Christopher  D. Colon of Naperville is charged with possession of child pornography. Supplied photo.
Christopher D. Colon of Naperville is charged with possession of child pornography. Supplied photo.

A 19-year-old man from Naperville’s southwest side has been sentenced to jail and ordered to perform community service work for possessing child pornography two years ago on his computers.

Christopher D. Colon was 17 and legally a minor at the time of his crimes, but was charged and stood trial as an adult. He last lived on the 2800 block of Cedar Glade Drive in Naperville’s Woodlake neighborhood.

Colon pleaded guilty to three, Class 2 felony counts of aggravated child pornography possession, according to records on file in Will County Circuit Court in Joliet.

Judge Edward A. Burmila sentenced Colon to 10 days in Will County Jail, records indicated. Colon spent five days in jail following his arrest, and with day for day credit for good behavior, has already completed that term and has been released.

Burmila on July 9 also ordered Colon to perform 130 of public service work and spend three years on “intensive probation,” records showed. Colon must also register with Illinois State Police as a sex offender.

Naperville police arrested Colon on July 26, 2011, following an investigation. At least two computers were confiscated from him that day.

Prosecutors from the state’s attorney’s office in 2011 said Colon tried to smash a cell phone SIM card during questioning by police and admitted he had text messages he did not want them to see.

One prosecutor told a judge Colon also admitted to having downloaded pornographic images of children as young as 10. Colon quickly added he always deleted such images of anyone under the age of 16.

Police found hundreds of pornographic images of children on his computers, some of them in saved and shared folders.

Colon told authorities he worked in construction. He had no prior criminal record in Will County or DuPage County.

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