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Eldorado Man Charged With Child Pornography Offense

July 13, 2012

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Jeffrey David Glass, 40, of Eldorado, Illinois, was charged in an Indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Benton, Illinois, with possession of child pornography. Glass will have his first appearance in Federal Court on Monday, July 16, 2012, at 9:30 a.m.

Note: An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.

Glass faces up to 10 years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine, and from 5 years to lifetime supervised release to follow any incarceration if he is convicted of the charges. The investigation in this case was conducted by the Secret Service Southern Illinois Cyber Crimes Task Force, and a number of state and local law enforcement agencies.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006, by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit For more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab “resources.”

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Thomas E. Leggans.














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