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Bolingbrook man charged with aggravated child pornography

Joseph A. Truschke

Joseph A. Truschke

A combined local, county and state effort that tracksĀ Internet-access information has resulted in the arrest of a 34-year-old Bolingbrook man on five counts of aggravated child pornography.

Joseph A. Truschke, who appeared in Will County court Monday, was arrested Thursday at his home on the 700 block of Melissa Drive.

Bolingbrook Police also seized Truschke’s computer while executing a search warrant with Will County States Attorney, Will County Sheriff and Illinois Attorney General representatives.

Charles Pelkie, speaking on behalf of State’s Attorney James Glagow, said the five-count charge stems from an investigation begun in February by Rich Wistocki with the State’s Attorney’s fledgling high technology crimes unit.

Wistocki tracked Truschke’s personal Internet connection from at least one known Web site catering to persons who share sexual images of children, Pelkie said.

Wistocki is a 20-year member of the Naperville Police Department, where he investigates crimes involving children. He has been part of the Internet Crimes Unit since its formation in 1997, is a member of the United States Secret Service Computer Crimes Task Force and is an instructor in computer crimes investigations for the Illinois Suburban Law Enforcement Academy.

Truschke was sentenced to 42 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in February 2008 to aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a pre-teen, according to the Illinois State Police Sex Offenders Web site.

Truschke is scheduled to return to court May 5. He remained in the Will County Adult Detention Facility this afternoon in lieu of $500,000 bail.

In March, the combined unit arrested a 33-year-old systems analyst at his home in Romeoville on five counts of aggravated possession of child pornography after Wistocki allegedly tracked the Romeoville resident’s personal Internet connection from a Web site known to cater to persons who share sexual images of children.

Jason C. Horton is scheduled to appear in court May 3 on the charge and remained in the Will County Adult Detention Facility this afternoon in lieu of $400,000 bail.

Pelkie said child pornography is a growing problem that law enforcement continues to try to tackle.

“The resources just aren’t there, but we’re trying to put a dent in this type of criminal activity,” he said.

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