ROCKFORD — A Rockford man was arrested today on charges of child pornography.
GREGORY GREENE, 57, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Rockford on Aug. 8, 2017, on two counts of transporting child pornography via the internet in 2016, and one count of possessing a computer and thumb drive in 2016 containing child pornography, including an image of a minor under 12 years of age.
Each count of transporting child pornography carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum of 20 years in prison. Possessing child pornography carries a maximum of ten years in prison and up to 20 years in prison for an offense involving a minor under 12 years of age. Each count carries 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 arrest was announced by Joel R. Levin, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and James M. Gibbons, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Chicago. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Chicago assisted in the investigation.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret J. Schneider.