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Batavia Man Pleads Guilty For Child Pornography
January 15, 2016
A former Batavia man is headed to prison for taking nude photographs of a child he knew.
Ernesto Navarro-Romero, 41 (d.o.b. 12-10-1974), of the 100 block of Lorlyn Circle, Batavia, today agreed to a sentence of 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections in exchange for a guilty plea to production of child pornography, a Class X felony.
Associate Judge Linda Abrahamson accepted the plea.
On Nov. 8, 2014, Navarro-Romero used his smart phone to photograph the victim, who was nude. The victim was younger than 13 years old. Navarro-Romero knew the victim. The victim told a family member about the incident. That family member reported it to authorities.
In addition to the prison term, Navarro-Romero must register for life as a sexual offender in accordance with the Illinois Sexual Offender Registration Act. Further, he could be subject to commitment as a sexually violent or sexually dangerous person.
According to Illinois law, Navarro-Romero eligible for day-for-day sentencing. He receives credit for at least 428 days served in the Kane County jail.
The case was investigated by the Batavia Police Department, the Office of the Illinois Attorney General and the Kane County Child Advocacy Center.
The case was prosecuted by Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Nick Gaeke.