Criminal complaint filed against Chicago man allegedly involved in child pornography

Criminal complaint filed against Chicago man allegedly involved in child pornography

Hugh B. Fowler, a 62-year-old Chicago man, has been arrested by law enforcement officials on the base of a criminal complaint filed against him. According to the complaint, Fowler was allegedly involved in enticing an underage girl to produce sexuality explicit videos. A criminal complaint and an affidavit are filed in federal court in Chicago against him.

The affidavit stated that Fowler enticed a 16-year-old girl to produce sexually explicit videos and send them to him last year. Fowler allegedly used a social media communication app for this purpose. The law enforcement officials arrested him on Wednesday. Fowler has been charged with one count of producing child pornography.

The officials will present him before US Magistrate Judge Gabriel A. Fuentes on Feb. 25, 2020, at 3:00 pm for the detention hearing. According to the criminal complaint, Fowler sent instructions to the victim about how he wanted the illegal videos to look. He allegedly asked the girl to show her private parts in the videos and write his first name on her body. The criminal complaint stated that Fowler asked the girl to make longer videos than short.

Fowler wrote to the girl, “I would like music if possible.” John R. Lausch, Jr., the US attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, Emmerson Buie, Jr., the special agent-in-charge of the FBI’s Chicago Office, and Charlie Beck, the Chicago Police Department’s interim superintendent, announced the criminal complaint and arrest. Erin E. Kelly, an assistant US attorney, is representing the government in the case.

The FBI’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force investigated the case. A criminal complaint is not evidence of guilt. It is the responsibility of the government to prove the defendant guilty beyond any reasonable doubt. If convicted, Fowler will be sentenced to a reasonable period of time in prison on the base of the US Sentencing Guidelines.

Staff writer for the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
Melissa Sago Named New Lincoln-Douglas Elementary Principal
Freeport School District has named Melissa Sago as the new Lincoln-Douglas Elementary Principal. The FSD
Gov. Pritzker issues disaster proclamation on coronavirus
JB Pritzker, the governor of Illinois, has issued a disaster proclamation on the coronavirus on
Eighteen individuals charged in federal court for conspiring to sell heroin
Eighteen defendants have been charged in federal court with conspiring to sell heroin or fentanyl-laced
Court sentences six Rockford residents on federal fraud charges
Matthew F. Kennelly, a US district judge, sentenced six Rockford residents on Monday in federal
Five individuals charged with drug offenses in US District Court in Chicago
A federal investigation found five individuals involved in cocaine trafficking on Chicago’s North Side. These
Three Charged for Attempting to Steel from Aurora ATM
Three men are facing the law as they have been charged in federal court for
Pritzker’s COVID-19 restrictions voided
A Clay County judge’s ruling has ended Gov. J.B. Pritzker's executive orders limiting businesses and
Assistant Attorney General and U.S. Attorney’s Reaction on Federal Court’s Decision
Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Eric Dreiband and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District
Federal investigation of Chicago Street Gang involves Racketeering charges
A federal indictment has been unsealed this week which has charged ten alleged members of
Federal jury charges Christopher Grant in case of Trooper Nicholas Hopkins death
Illinois State Trooper Nicholas Hopkins was killed while attempting to execute a search warrant in