December 6, 2012
Child pornography, sexual exploitation indictments returned
on Plainfield man
Kevin Ullery, 26.
JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced today that a Plainfield man has been indicted on 16 counts that allege aggravated child pornography, sexual exploitation and grooming of a child.
The indictments against Kevin Ullery, 26, of the 23000 block of West Feeney Drive in Plainfield, were returned Thursday by Circuit Judge Richard Schoenstedt.
The indictments are the result of a cooperative investigation with the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office High Technology Crimes Unit, the Will County Sheriff’s Department High Technology Crimes Unit, the Channahon Police Department Investigations Unit and the Tinley Park Police Department Computer Crimes Unit.
Ullery was arrested in late November and charged with five counts of aggravated child pornography. A judge on Nov. 19 set his bond at $3 million, which means he must post $300,000 to secure his release from jail while awaiting trial.
The investigation, however, continued, leading the Grand Jury this week to indict on five additional counts of aggravated child pornography, five counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of grooming a child. He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.
On Nov. 18, these law enforcement high technology crimes units executed a search warrant on Ullery’s residence following a two-month investigation into allegations he was downloading child pornography online. The investigation later uncovered evidence leading to the indictments alleging sexual exploitation of a child. These counts allege Ullery, who worked at a Bolingbrook appliance and electronics store, was conducting inappropriate sexual relationships online with numerous local boys through Xbox and the video social networking site ooVoo.
The Will County State's Attorney's Office reminds the public that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the state has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.