Oak Park man sentenced in 2012 child pornography case

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An Oak Park man charged with felony possession of child pornography was sentenced, Nov. 5, to 180 days in jail and 30 months of intensive sex offender probation, a press release from Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alverez said.

Joe V. Hymon, 44, was arrested in October 2012 after the national Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) taskforce alerted police that pornographic images of children were being shared with an online sharing program from a computer in Hymon's possession at his residence in the 700 block of North Austin Boulevard.

Hymon pleaded guilty to aggravated child pornography in a hearing before Judge Paula Daleo at the Maywood courthouse.

Hymon, who has a 1993 felony conviction for aggravated battery to a child, will be required to register as a sex offender for life upon his release from jail, the State's Attorney's Office said.

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joe from south oak park  

Posted: November 12th, 2013 1:04 PM

maybe LK Ford and Harmon should make a visit to Indiana to speak with lawmakers and see what this is all about. If nothing else it would make for a good press release.

Great from Oak Park  

Posted: November 11th, 2013 1:43 PM

joe, Indiana is actually in the process of trying to work out some kind of prison reform that does just that: strong sentences for violent and sexual offenders, less time for non-violent drug offenders.

joe from south oak park  

Posted: November 11th, 2013 12:28 PM

great and reggie got me thinking. I know the state is strapped for cash... how about they release a non-violent marijuana possession offender and replace them with a longer sentence child sex offender or violent criminal instead of offering such light sentences. I mean come on 6 months? I don't know if there is a serve x% time on a sex crime law but, if not, this guy could be out by march with time for good behavior.

Reggie Johnson  

Posted: November 8th, 2013 7:40 PM

Great, If we put guys like this away for a long time, how will we have room for marijuana users in our prisons?

Great from Oak Park  

Posted: November 8th, 2013 11:33 AM

So he has been convicted of aggravated battery against a child, and now child pornography, but he'll be walking the streets a free man after a couple months? Is it just me, or should these kind of people be the ones that are locked away for a very long time, to protect society from them?

Bill Dwyer  

Posted: November 7th, 2013 7:52 PM

He can consider himself lucky he didn't get grabbed by federal law enforcement. Stiffer penalties.

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