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Suburban Man Charged with Sharing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois

CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago man has been indicted on federal criminal charges for allegedly sharing images of child pornography.

DUSTAN SETNER, 42, of Rosemont, is charged with three counts of transportation of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.  Setner shared a photograph and two videos of child pornography in 2016 and 2017, the indictment states.  The photograph was entitled, in part, “9yo in nylons and collar,” while one of the video files was entitled “Baby,” according to the indictment.  Setner allegedly possessed the child pornography on his desktop computer and an external hard drive.

The indictment was returned Thursday in federal court in Chicago.  Arraignment is set for Aug. 27, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheila M. Finnegan.

The indictment was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Jeffrey S. Sallet, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The Forest Park Police Department provided valuable assistance.  The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron R. Bond. 

Each count of transporting child pornography is punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum of 20 years, while the possession charge carries a maximum sentence of ten years.  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 charges are not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

If you believe you are a victim of sexual exploitation, you are encouraged to call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.  The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Updated August 20, 2018