Google Tipped Off Authorities To Aurora Man’s Child Pornography

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A West suburban Aurora man has been charged for a second time with possessing child pornography after Google tipped off authorities to his online activity.

Harry Joslin, 32, was arrested on Friday and charged with six counts of various child pornography possession, including a count of violating his status as a registered sex offender, according to Aurora police. 

The arrest ended a months-long investigation into Joslin.

Officers started looking into Joslin’s online activity Feb. 14 when Google told them he possessed child pornography, police said. 

Investigators got search warrants to help detail his online actions, including Joslin’s communication on social media, email as well as his cellphone.

Authorities found that Joslin maintained a number of online accounts not listed in the Sex Offender Registry, as was required by law, police said. 

He used the accounts to communicate with people he believed that were under 18 years old.

In 2014, Joslin was charged with 10 counts of having child pornography, according to the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 4 years in prison.

Joslin was being held Sunday at Kane County Jail, where his bond was set to $100,000, according to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. 

His next court date to appear is May 11.

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