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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Illinois

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Algonquin Man Pleads Guilty To Possessing Child Pornography

ROCKFORD — An Algonquin, Ill. man pleaded guilty today in federal court before U.S. District Court Judge Philip G. Reinhard to possessing child pornography that had crossed state lines. JOHN CARLSON, 38, admitted that in August 2011 he possessed images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Carlson’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 9, 2014, at 11:00 a.m.

Carlson faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal 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. The Court must impose a reasonable sentence guided by the advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines.

The sentencing was announced by Zachary T. Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and Robert J. Holley, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Algonquin Police Department assisted in the investigation.

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

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Updated July 27, 2015