Springfield man charged with Class X
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[April 30, 2014]
SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield man
is in custody on $200,000 bond after being charged with multiple
counts of disseminating child pornography. His arrest was part of
Operation Glass House, a statewide initiative Attorney General Lisa
Madigan launched to apprehend the most active offenders who download
and trade child pornography online.
Terry W. Campbell, 71, is charged with 10 counts of dissemination of
child pornography, all "Super X" felonies punishable by nine to 30
years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. He was being held
in the Sangamon County Jail and arraigned early this week.
"As we continue this statewide operation, we will remain
relentless in targeting the most heinous offenders who seek to
destroy the lives of these young, innocent victims," Madigan said.
Madigan's investigators, with the assistance of the Springfield
Police Department and the state's attorney's office in Sangamon
County, conducted a search last Thursday of Campbell's residence in
the 3600 block of Timothy Road in Springfield. The office of
Sangamon County State's Attorney John Milhiser will prosecute the
"I thank Attorney General Madigan's staff and Springfield police
in this combined effort to take child pornographers offline and away
from our neighborhoods," Milhiser said. "Be assured, my office will
aggressively prosecute the serious crimes for which this person
stands accused. Our children and our community deserve no less."
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The public is reminded that the defendant is presumed innocent until
proven guilty by a court of law.
This is the 59th arrest since Madigan launched Operation Glass
House in August 2010 to investigate the most active child
pornography traders in Illinois. With a grant from the U.S.
Department of Justice, Madigan's office runs the Illinois Internet
Crimes Against Children task force, which investigates child
exploitation crimes and trains law enforcement agencies. Since 2006,
Madigan's ICAC task force has been involved in 737 arrests of sexual
predators. The task force has also provided Internet safety training
and education to nearly 350,000 parents, teachers and students and
17,311 law enforcement professionals. Currently, 182 agencies are
affiliated with the Illinois ICAC.
[Text from file received from the office of
Illinois Attorney General Lisa