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January 8, 2009

KANE COUNTY MAN SENTENCED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CONVICTION

Chicago - Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Kane County State's Attorney John Barsanti today said that an Elgin man was sentenced to 180 days in the Kane County Jail, four years sex offender probation and registration as a sex offender after pleading guilty Wednesday to the charge of Attempt (child pornography), a Class 2 felony.

Circuit Court Judge Robert Spence also ordered Lyndon Humbracht, 67, to participate in counseling according to the recommendation of a sex offender counselor. Humbracht also was ordered to submit a DNA sample and pay a $1,000 fine.

Acting on a Cybertip received in March 2008 from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding the transfer of child pornography by way of an e-mail attachment, investigators with Attorney General Madigan's High Tech Crimes Bureau and officers from the Elgin Police Department went to Humbracht's home where he admitted to possessing the child pornography. While at the residence, computer evidence recovery technicians from Madigan's Illinois Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force recovered numerous child pornography images and movies from compact discs found in a briefcase belonging to Humbracht.

Assistant Attorney General Daniel Spillman co-prosecuted the case with Assistant State's Attorney Justin Fitzsimmons of the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.

Madigan's High Tech Crimes Bureau investigates and prosecutes cases and oversees the Illinois Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). The bureau also offers important training and educational programs in the area of computer crimes, including online child pornography, online sexual abuse, online fraud, e-mail threats, identity theft and computer hacking. Madigan's High Tech Crimes Bureau also offers Internet safety and Cyberbullying education programs for students, parents and educators.

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