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Update: Child Porn Suspect a Trinity Resident

Chris Crichton was arrested for allegedly taking photos of a naked 4-year-old boy and keeping it on his computer, Will County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said.

Update/posted 1:25 p.m. Feb. 5:

A Joliet man described as a mentally disabled Trinity Services resident was charged with aggravated child pornography for taking photos of a naked 4-year-old boy, Will County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said.

A Trinity Services employee saw the photos on Chris Crichton's computer and contacted the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services on Jan. 10, Hoffmeyer said. The sheriff's department was called in to investigate on Jan. 18, and a warrant for Crichton's arrest was issued Jan. 30, she said.

Crichton allegedly look while at a relative's home over the Christmas holidays, she said.

Other than the child being unclothed, the photos were not explicitly sexual in nature, Hoffmeyer said. The charge is aggravated, however, because Crichton took them himself, she said.

Crichton, who is described as having a learning disability, has been a Trinity Services resident for the last decade, she said.

Original story/posted 1:30 a.m. Feb. 5:

A Joliet man was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated child pornography.

Bond was set at $20,000 for Chris R. Crichton, 30, who was released after posting $2,000 bail Monday night, according to Will County jail records.

The arrest was handled by the Will County Sheriff's Office. More details on the arrest should be available Tuesday.

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Time Is Money February 07, 2013 at 08:07 AM
No sympathy stick a plunger in his a** like the NYC police did
Time Is Money February 07, 2013 at 08:08 AM
Laws are to lenient on sex offenders
Paul X February 16, 2013 at 05:59 PM
All I can say is that Thank God I'm out of Trinity Services. There's a lot more information that will literally make your stomach hurl. Trinity Services pampers their clients like crazy. A person outside of Trinity - would've served and NOT got a slap on the wrist like Chris did. I bet you Trinity negotiated Chris's release for 2,000 bond. He's smart - don't let that crap fool you. If he can remember his social, phone number, and put together 2+2 and 5 x 3 then he's smart enough to know better. There's been a lot of other occasions where people have died in Trinity Services - for instance, a woman found outside of Oak Avenue in a pond. A pond? How can someone drown unless they don't know how to swim? If they don't know how to swim - why would they be around a pond? Go to the Trinity Services website, click on Get Involved then Giving....Scroll to the bottom and there's mention of including them on the will. If I was still there, there would be no way in hell I would even have them on my living will. Trinity Services makes me sick to my stomach!
valeeta February 18, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Why is that paul because as a former employee of trinity, I know you were there for many years and went through issues yourself. As for all the other comments from all the other people, you have no idea what kind of person chris is. The question should be why was the temptation given to him in the first place. As a mother I would keep my child safe, as an advocate for disabled individuals, I would not let them be subject to that temptation. It takes a certain kind of person to have empathy for people who are less fortunate than ourselves, and have a kind heart.
Marilynn Reinhardt April 11, 2013 at 02:20 PM
To Time Is Money & Single Mom: You both seem to have a very limited capacity for both knowledge and empathy. Mentally ill people do not comprehend right from wrong as non-handicapped people do. If Mr. Crichton has been a resident of Trinity Services for 10 years, that speaks volumes about his grasp of "normal" behavior. Thank you, Heather Houck, for your good heart!

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