Glasgow Announces Cervantes-Diaz of Bolingbrook Found Guilty of Child Pornography

May 2, 2024

JOLIET—Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announces that Jose Ramon Cervantes-Diaz, 52, of Bolingbrook, was found guilty yesterday of three counts of Child Pornography (a Class 2 felony) following a bench trial before Circuit Judge Carmen Goodman. Sentencing is scheduled for July 17.

In July 2021, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Chicago received information concerning an individual in the Chicago area who had accessed a secure messaging platform involved in the sharing of child pornography.  The investigation revealed that one of the users in the group chat had a username of “Jose” and that the subscriber with that telephone number was Jose Cervantes-Diaz. On September 15, 2021, HIS agents met with Cervantes-Diaz at his residence in Bolingbrook. The defendant admitted that he had been in chatrooms where child pornography files were shared but told investigators he had only viewed them. On 09/21/2021, investigators conducted a forensic analysis of the cell phone was conducted and files of child pornography involving girls under the age of 13 engaging in sexual acts with adults and animals were recovered.

Cervantes-Diaz is eligible for a sentence of probation of between 3 and 7 years, to be served at 50 percent.

Glasgow commended Assistant State’s Attorney Mark Fleszewski, Administrative Professional Sharon Monson, and HSI Agents Jennifer Finerty, Jose Castaneda and Terrence McCabe for the dedication in this matter.