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West Chicago man accused of soliciting child porn

Published: Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 1:18 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 10:32 p.m. CDT
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Sheriff's police are continuing to investigate a 37-year-old West Chicago photographer named Todd Kornoski, who is accused of asking a 17-year-old to send him a nude photograph.

SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a 37-year-old West Chicago photographer accused of asking a 17-year-old to send him a nude photograph.

Todd Kornoski, of the 1100 block of Lillian Lane, asked the girl – who is a former client – to send him a nude photograph via text message, which she did July 30, said Chief Deputy Gary Dumdie of the sheriff’s office. The girl’s parents reported the incident to police, who searched Kornoski’s home and arrested him Friday afternoon.

Kornoski was charged with solicitation of child pornography, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison; other charges are pending, Dumdie said.

“When we executed the search warrant, we seized computers, digital media, electronic stuff associated with his business,” Dumdie said. “A lot of that stuff still has to be reviewed. We have to do a forensic analysis. There may or may not be other victims.”

Kornoski, whose middle name is Ashley, operated Ashley’s Realm out of his home, Dumdie said. According to the business’s website, Kornoski offered wedding, family and boudoir photography.

Kornoski remained in the DeKalb County Jail on Monday, unable to post 10 percent of his $200,000 bond.

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