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Tolono Man Arrested for Child Pornography

Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 5 officials announce the guilty plea and sentencing of 42-year-old James Shipley of Tolono, IL for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault (Class X Felony) and four Counts of Production and Possession of Child Pornography (Class X Felonies).'

On April 3, 2023, an arrest warrant was issued for Shipley in Champaign County for Child Pornography, and on April 4, 2023, Shipley was arrested at his home in Tolono. 


Thursday Shipley plead guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 48 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. 


The Illinois Attorney General’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force assisted the ISP with this investigation.

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