Naperville Man Charged with Possessing Child Pornography
CHICAGO — A federal grand jury in Chicago has indicted a Naperville man on charges of possessing child pornography, obstruction of justice and conversion of government property.
FLOYD O’HARA, 62, is charged with one count of possessing child pornography, one count of conversion of government property, and two counts of obstruction of justice. Arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 10, 2016, at 9:30 a.m., before U.S. District Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer in Chicago.
According to the indictment, O’Hara possessed child pornography, which was discovered on a laptop computer and a flash drive. O’Hara obstructed justice by altering, destroying and concealing two hard drives in an effort to prevent their use in a prosecution against him, according to the indictment.
O’Hara was formerly employed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The indictment alleges O’Hara converted for his own use eight devices owned by the EPA without the EPA’s authorization.
The indictment was announced by Zachary T. Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Acting Special Agent in Charge Joseph Gonzales of the EPA Inspector General’s Office.
The public is reminded that an indictment 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 charges in the indictment are punishable by a total maximum sentence of 70 years in prison. If convicted, the Court must impose a reasonable sentence under federal statutes and the advisory U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Kutcher.