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Roscoe Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Child Pornography

ROCKFORD — A Roscoe, Ill. man pleaded guilty today in federal court to two counts of transporting child pornography via the internet. In pleading guilty, JASON NICOSON, 35, admitted before U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Kapala that in December 2011 and January 2012, he used the internet to transport images and videos contained multiple visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Nicoson’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept. 6, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.

Nicoson faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years and a maximum of 20 years in prison, a term of supervised release following imprisonment of at least 5 years and up to life, and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count. The Court must impose a reasonable sentence guided by the advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines.

The sentencing was announced by Gary S. Shapiro, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and Cory B. Nelson, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Illinois State Police and the Illinois Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce assisted in the investigation.

The government is being represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Love.

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