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Possession of Child Pornography Arrest

Post Date:10/10/2017 9:04 AM

CONTACT: Deputy Chief Derek Hyrkas

                     100 West Woodstock Street

                     Crystal Lake, Illinois, 60014

                     (815) 356-3767


Possession of Child Pornography Arrest

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Domenique D. Hines* (20) of 955 Golf Course Road #4, Crystal Lake, IL, was arrested on a warrant subsequent to an ongoing investigation alleging he had solicited a child (age 14), a resident of Illinois, to engage in sexual conduct. The matter initially came to the attention of the Crystal Lake Police Department after receiving a complaint that Hines had solicited the child via social media.  The Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit conducted the investigation, which led to an additional investigation involving a different victim, resulting in the issuance of another arrest warrant for Hines.

Hines reportedly met this second victim, a resident of Maryland and also a child (age 15), through Facebook and other social media venues in June 2017, and had been communicating with the child since. Dialogue developed to that of a sexual nature, which resulted in Hines gaining the trust of the child and obtaining several sexually suggestive nude images of the child over a period of time.

As a result of the initial investigation, Hines was charged with:

  • Indecent Solicitation of a Child, 720 ILCS 5/11-6(a) Class 3 Felony


On October 6, 2017, Hines was served with a twenty-two count complaint for the following offenses relating to the second victim:

  • Child Pornography, 720 ILCS 5/11-20.1(a)(4) Class 1 Felony x 10 
  • Child Pornography, 720 ILCS 5/11-20.1(a)(6) Class 3 Felony x 10
  • Indecent Solicitation of a Child, 720 ILCS 5/11-6(a) Class 3 Felony x 1
  • Grooming, 720 ILCS 5/11-25(a) Class 4 Felony x 1

Domenique Hines was confined at the McHenry County Jail where he currently remains in custody, with his bond set at $100,000. His next court date is October 24, 2017 at the McHenry County Courthouse.    

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