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North Aurora man charged with possession of child pornography

Arrested as part of investigation by Illinois Attorney General's office

NORTH AURORA – A North Aurora man remains in Kane County Jail on a $35,000 bond after being charged with possession of child pornography.

Harry Irvin Joslin, 28, of the 100 block of Lilac Lane, has been charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography, each a felony punishable by three to seven years in prison. His next court date is today.

Joslin was arrested on May 28. Investigators from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office conducted a search of his house with the assistance of the North Aurora Police Department and the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.

He was charged as part of Operation Glass House, her statewide initiative to apprehend the most active offenders who download and trade child pornography online.

“Child pornography is not a victimless crime," Madigan said in a news release. "Every time one of these heinous images of a child being sexually assaulted is viewed, it perpetuates the crime and further scars these young victims. My office will continue to be relentless in tracking down the worst offenders who trade these horrific videos.”

Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon agreed.

“Children depicted in sexually explicit images are victimized each time the image is viewed," McMahon said in the release. "With these victims in mind, we will continue to partner with the Attorney General’s Office to remove peddlers and consumers of child pornography from the community,”

This is the 60th arrest since Madigan launched Operation Glass House in August 2010.

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