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Former S. Elgin man gets probation in child porn case

Published: Thursday, July 3, 2014 10:51 p.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, July 3, 2014 11:28 p.m. CST

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A former South Elgin man who pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography was sentenced to probation Wednesday by Kane County Circuit Judge Karen Simpson.

David B. Hauge, 49, also was fined $3,000 and registered as a sex offender as part of the conditions of his specialized sex offender probation. Hauge now lives in Elburn, court records show.

The South Elgin Police Department, the Kane County Sheriff’s Office and the Geneva Police Department conducted a search warrant at his South Elgin home in 2012. The action followed an online police investigation into persons trading and making available different pictures and video files of child pornography, court records show.

Police reported that Hauge had several depictions and videos of child pornography. According to court records, Hague admitted to downloading and using a file-sharing program to download images and pictures of child pornography, court records show.

One of the files later was found on his computer hard drive, depicting a child under the age of 18 engaged in sexual conduct, court records show.

The terms of Hauge’s probation include that he cannot loiter or live within 500 feet of a school, day care center, swimming pool or other place where children congregate. Hauge also cannot participate in any online chat rooms or social media except for electronic mail, according to the terms of his probation.

Hauge also cannot knowingly contact anyone depicted in the child pornography found either on his computer or electronic storage media, or through a third person, according to the terms of his probation.

Hauge also cannot have unsupervised contact directly or indirectly, with any child under the age of 18; he cannot volunteer or be employed involving contact with children under age 18; nor access or view any obscene material depicting children who are nude or partially clothed, according to the terms of his probation.

Hauge also is subject to random unannounced searches by adult court services, among other restrictions and requirements, court records show.

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