July 3, 2014
Romeoville man arrested on child porn distribution charges after
investigation by State’s Attorney Glasgow’s High Technology Crimes Unit
JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announces that a Romeoville man has been charged with the distribution of child pornography following an investigation by his High Technology Crimes Unit.
Miguel Luna, 63, of 506 N. Frieh Drive, was arrested on Wednesday with assistance from the Romeoville Police Department. He was charged with one count of dissemination of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography.
Luna was a part-time police officer with the Blue Island Police Department. The defendant also is a camp leader with Pathfinders, which is part of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. The organization is involved with the cultural, social and religious education of children and adolescents between the ages of 10 and 15.
Luna is scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 305. Dissemination of child pornography is a Class X felony that carries a penalty of between six and 30 years in prison upon conviction. Probation is not a sentencing option. Possession of child pornography is a Class 2 felony punishable by three to seven years in prison upon conviction.
Detectives with the High Technology Crimes Unit executed a search warrant and seized Luna’s computer as part of the investigation, which is ongoing. If anyone has information pertaining to Miguel Luna, please contact the High Technology Crimes Unit at (815) 727-8453.
State’s Attorney Glasgow established the unit in February 2012 to track and arrest individuals who trade child pornography over the Internet.
“The High Technology Crimes Unit has launched investigations that have resulted in the arrest and charging of more than 40 individuals suspected of trading child pornography or soliciting children over the Internet,” said State’s Attorney Glasgow. “Our goal is to stop the production and dissemination of child pornography and halt the exploitation of our children.”
The Will County State's Attorney's Office reminds the public that charges are not evidence of guilt. A 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.