‘Operation Glass House’ Makes 67th Arrest For Child Pornography
A McHenry County, Illinois man has been arrested on multiple counts of possession child pornography, the 67th arrest made as part of the state's "Operation Glass House" initiative.
According to Attorney General Lisa Madigan, 29-year-old Jonathon A. Morgan of Lake in the Hills was arrested after investigators with her office, the Lake in the Hills Police Department and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at his home. Morgan faces three counts of possession of child pornography, a Class 2 felony punishable by three to seven years in prison.
“Viewing and trading child pornography is not an innocent act but a terrible crime that perpetuates sexual violence against children,” Madigan said in a press release. “My office will continue to be relentless in investigating and apprehending the worst offenders who trade these horrific videos.”
Operation Glass House launched in 2010 to investigate and arrest offenders trading child pornography online. The operation’s investigations are conducted by Madigan’s High Tech Crimes Bureau, in cooperation with local law enforcement.
In addition to Operation Glass House, the Attorney General also leads the Illinois Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which has been involved in 791 arrests of sexual predators. The task force has also provided Internet safety training and education to more than 368,000 parents, teachers and students and more than 17,500 law enforcement professionals.