McHenry County Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges
ROCKFORD — A Solon Mills man was indicted today by a federal grand jury on charges of child pornography.
WAYNE GIBBONS, 66, was charged with two counts of transporting child pornography via the Internet in June 2013.
Each count of transporting child pornography carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum of 20 years, as well as a $250,000 maximum fine. If convicted, the Court must impose a reasonable sentence under federal sentencing statutes and the advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines.
The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
The indictment was announced by Zachary T. Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Michael J. Anderson, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Love.