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Child Pornography

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Two of McLean County's longest pending criminal cases saw another major delay on Friday with the withdrawal of Jeffrey Martin’s lawyer from his two felony cases.

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An October trial date was set on Monday for a former Bloomington piano teacher accused of sexually assaulting his students and recording his lewd interactions with them.

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Seven of Aaron Parlier’s former piano students should be allowed to testify at the first of six jury trials the Bloomington man will face on charges accusing him of sexual assault and child pornography, a prosecutor argued on Friday.

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A federal grand jury has indicted three Bloomington-Normal men on child sex trafficking charges.

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A Bloomington man facing murder charges in the 2017 brutal stabbing of a woman was sentenced to 36 years in prison Friday for possession of pornographic images of a teenage girl.

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Federal prosecutors in Illinois say a Texas man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison on child pornography charges involving more than 40 girls in eight states, including 28 in central Illinois.

Prosecutors said Tuesday 36-year-old Mark P. Barnwell of Whitehouse, Texas, was sentenced on Jan. 9.

Authorities say he used false Facebook profiles to contact girls and advertise modeling opportunities. Prosecutors say Barnwell directed the girls to send him sexually explicit photos and threatened to post the nude photos online if they failed to send more.

A 22-year-old Bloomington man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for receiving child pornography, prosecutors said Thursday.