Crest Hill man gets 4 years for possessing child pornography

December 12

JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced today that a Crest Hill man pleaded guilty to aggravated child pornography and was sentenced to four years in prison.

Joshua K. Price, 27, was sentenced by Associate Judge Edward Burmila after entering a blind plea on Monday morning. As part of his sentence, Price must register as a sex offender.

The defendant left a flash drive containing hundreds of digital images of child pornography in a computer at Joliet Junior College. A student found the flash drive and gave it to a faculty member. The faculty discovered the illegal images and immediately contacted police, who linked Price to the flash drive through other documents on the drive.

Price admitted that he possessed the images when questioned by police. Children in the images ranged in age from 3 to 15; no children in the images are believed to be local.

Assistant State’s Attorney Fred Harvey prosecuted the case.