A 54-year-old Elgin man has been charged with child pornography involving pictures and videos of children under the age of 13 allegedly in his possession.
Specifically, the man has been charged by Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie L. Mosser with the offenses of Child pornography – reproduce, victim younger than 13, Class X felony (6 counts); Child pornography – possess moving depiction, Class 2 felony (10 counts); Child pornography – possession, victim younger than 13, Class 2 felony (4 counts).
Prosecutors allege that, prior to November 2, 2023, Janavich reproduced and possessed multiple child pornography videos and images.
The investigation was conducted by the Child Exploitation Unit, a collaboration of the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office. The unit comprises dedicated investigators from both offices, along with assistant state’s attorneys with specialized knowledge in the investigation and prosecution of child pornography cases. The Illinois Attorney General’s Office and the Internet Crimes Against Children’s Task Force assisted.
Judge Salvatore LoPiccolo granted the State’s Attorney’s request that the accused be detained in the Kane County jail while his criminal case is pending.
The accused’s next court appearance is scheduled for November 29, 2023, at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 211 at the Kane County Judicial Center.