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St. Charles Twp. man to go on trial on revenge porn charge

Charge: Nude photos were posted on social media without victim's consent

Troy G. Musillami was charged with felony nonconsensual dissemination of a sexual image.
Troy G. Musillami was charged with felony nonconsensual dissemination of a sexual image.

BATAVIA– A St. Charles Township man is scheduled to go on trial next month on a felony charge of non-consensual dissemination of a sexual image – also known as revenge porn – according to court records and police reports released after a Freedom of Information Act request.

Troy G. Musillami, 24, of the 4N700 block of Osage Drive, St. Charles Township, was charged Feb. 13, 2019, that he intentionally disseminated an image “whose intimate parts are exposed in whole or in part, and the defendant obtained the image under circumstances in which a reasonable person would know or understand that the image was to remain private, and the defendant knew or should have known that (the person) had not consented to the dissemination.”

Musillami was later indicted by a Kane County Grand Jury on May 16, 2019.

Illinois law on revenge porn – that is, disseminating non-consensual sexual images – was passed June 1, 2015 and is a Class 4 felony punishable by one to three years in prison and fines up to $25,000, if convicted.

Musillami was released after posting $1,000 bail or 10% of the $10,000 bond that was set. He is scheduled to go on trial Nov. 5, court records show.

According to Batavia police reports, Musillami allegedly sent the nude images to a co-defendant who posted them to her Facebook account.

Batavia police reports identified his co-defendant as Brandy L. Lukacs, 24, of the 800 block of Pleasant Street, DeKalb. Batavia police just arrested Lukacs Oct. 6 on a warrant for the same charge involving the same victim. Lukacs is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 10. She was also indicted by a grand jury on May 16, 2019, records show.

Nude photos on social media

The victim first went to Batavia police Dec. 30, 2017 to make a harassment complaint, reports stated.

The victim went to police again on Jan. 2, 2018 to report that the nude images were posted the day before, without the victim’s consent, on Lukacs’s Facebook account, the report stated.

There was a comment on the photo from someone stating “if anyone wanted more photos to (send a) direct message,” the report stated.

The victim found more nude photos on another social media site, Snapchat, the report stated.

After police spoke with Lukacs, she “agreed to put the word out to all parties involved to stop posting photos,” the report stated.

Facebook search warrant, subpoenas

As police continued to investigate, they found evidence of screen shots of the Facebook posts and messages. Police requested Facebook to preserve the accounts and submitted a search warrant to Facebook on April 4, 2018, according to police reports.

In reviewing the evidence, police “noted that the photos were originally sent to Lukacs from Troy Musillami via Facebook … (and) Lukacs then disseminated the photos to Facebook users,” the report stated.

Among the photos shared showed the victim in what appeared to be a bathtub, the report stated.

Facebook records obtained through subpoenas showed the subscriber information and the internet protocol or IP address linked Musillami’s and Lukacs’s accounts to the victim’s photos, the report stated.

Police verified the cell phone numbers of Lukacs and Musillami and the addresses associated with the phone numbers, the report stated.

Police also verified Musillami’s email address, which was associated with his Facebook account, the report stated.

Arrest warrants

Batavia police went to Lukacs’s house but the person who answered the door said she was staying in Aurora, and did not know the address. When police called her cell phone number, it went unanswered, the report stated.

On Feb. 13, 2019, police then called Musillami’s cell and the greeting stated that it was his number, the report stated.

On Feb. 14, 2019, police called Lukacs and Musillami to advise them that warrants were issued for their arrests. Police left a voice mail for Musillami, but could not get in touch with Lukacs because her phone was disconnected, reports stated.

Musillami turned himself in the next day on Feb. 15, 2019, according to reports. Police served the arrest warrant on Lukacs nearly 18 months later.

Court records show that prosecutors attempted to increase Musillami's bond. In an Oct. 22, 2019 filing, prosecutors stated that Musillami violated the terms of his bond in that he contacted the complaining witness on Oct. 20, 2019 through a Snapchat friend request.

Court records show Kane County Judge John Barsanti denied the request to increase Musillami's bond.

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