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Unlawful Possession of Child Pornography Arrest

Post Date:09/14/2017 2:11 PM

Crystal Lake Police Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2017


Contact: Deputy Chief Derek Hyrkas

   100 West Woodstock Street

   Crystal Lake, IL. 60014

   (815) 356-3767


Unlawful Possession of Child Pornography Arrest

On September 14, 2017, at approximately 5:00 am, Crystal Lake Police, with the assistance of the Illinois Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Unit, executed a search warrant in the 1600 block of Yellowstone Circle subsequent to an investigation being conducted on a resident of this address for unlawful possession of child pornography. 


The matter initially came to the attention of the Crystal Lake Police Department through the ICAC Task Force, of which the Crystal Lake Police Department is a participating member, prompting an immediate investigation. The Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit conducted the investigation, which culminated in the issuance of an arrest warrant for resident John J. Dzierzynski* (53) of 1650 Yellowstone Circle, Crystal Lake, for the offenses of:

  • 3 counts of Child Pornography – 720ILCS 5.0/11-20.1 (a) (6) (Class 2 Felony)   and
  • 1 count of Child Pornography – 720ILCS 5.0/11-20.1 (a) (6) (Class 3 Felony)


Crystal Lake detectives placed Dzierzynski into custody during the execution of the search warrant. Detectives charged Dzierzynski with an additional count of child pornography (Class 2 Felony) following his arrest and search of his home.  Dzierzynski was later transported to the McHenry County Jail where he currently remains in custody, with his bond set at $50,000.00. His next court date is September 27, 2017, at the McHenry County Courthouse.   

                                                        Child Pornography Arrest 9-14-17

*All defendants are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.


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