Plainfield Man Indicted on Charges of Sexual Exploitation, Child Porn
Kevin Ullery is accused of conducting inappropriate sexual relationships online with numerous underage boys.
A Plainfield man arrested last month for allegedly downloading child pornography could face up to seven years in prison after being indicted Thursday on 16 counts of aggravated child pornography, sexual exploitation and grooming of a child.
Prosecutors allege that Kevin Ullery, 26, of the 23000 block of West Feeney Drive conducted inappropriate sexual relationships with “numerous local boys” using an Xbox gaming system and the video social networking site ooVoo.
Ullery, who worked at an electronics store in Bolingbrook, was arrested Nov. 16 and charged with five counts of aggravated child pornography possession after a search warrant was executed at his home in Plainfield and police discovered pornographic material apparently depicting minors.
At the time, Will County Deputy Sheriff Ken Kaupas said investigators were conducting a forensic search of his computer, and additional charges were pending.
According to the Will County State’s Attorney’s office, Thursday’s indictments were the result of a cooperative investigation of the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office High Technology Crimes Unit, the Will County Sheriff’s Department High Technology Crimes Unit, the Channahon Police Department Investigations Unit and the Tinley Park Police Department Computer Crimes Unit.
The search warrant was executed in November following a two-month investigation into allegations that Ullery was downloading child porn online, according to the state’s attorney’s office.
“The investigation later uncovered evidence leading to the indictments alleging sexual exploitation of a child,” the office said in a press release issued Thursday.
On Nov. 19, a judge set Ullery’s bond at $3 million, meaning he would have to post $300,000 bail to be released from the Will County jail.