Friday, March 1, 2013
Attorney for an Orland Park man accused of possessing pornographic images of children on a computer requested a conference with the judge and prosecutor during a court hearing Tuesday.
Negotiations continue in the case against a 28-year-old Orland Park man charged with felony possession of child pornography, according to the man’s attorney. Eric Holt pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on Dec. 4 to charges against him, after the Orland Park Police Department said child pornography was found on his computer. Holt’s attorney David O’Connor asked to set a date for a “402 conference,” during a brief court hearing Tuesday in Judge Colleen Ann Hyland’s Bridgeview courtroom. Holt, who is out on bail, attended the hearing but didn’t speak during the short proceeding. The type of conference is described by the Cook County Guide to the Criminal Justice System as a method for plea bargaining, however O’Connor declined to comment …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Prosecutors told a Cook County judge during a hearing Wednesday that a copy of outstanding material from a computer needs to be handed to the defense before the discovery phase of Dean Milenkovic's possession of child porn case is complete.
Prosecutors have received more evidence from a computer in the felony possession of child pornography case against former Orland firefighter Dean Milenkovic, officials said Wednesday. An assistant state's attorney from the sex crimes unit said during a status hearing Wednesday in Judge Colleen Ann Hyland's Bridgeview courtroom that the state has received the material and plans to give copies to Michael D. Krejci, Milenkovic's defense attorney. Milenkovic, 46, has two pending cases against him and is out on bond for both; it is unclear if and how the cases are related, but they are being prosecuted together. He wasn't asked to speak during Wednesday's hearing. In his more recent case, Milenkovic has been charged with two counts of …
Friday, December 14, 2012
An attorney for a 58-year-old Orland Park man accused of possession of child pornography and stalking told a Cook County judge Wednesday that he wants to verify to age of the person in a video in the child porn case.
An attorney for an Orland Park man accused of possessing child pornography and stalking two girls told a Cook County judge during a hearing Wednesday that he may have evidence of the person's age in the video that led to the pornography charge. James Shaver, 58, was arrested and charged with stalking in March of 2011, for reportedly stalking two girls, ages 9 and 11, and was later charged with possession of child porn after police say they found videos on his cell phone. Shaver is out on $20,000 bond and appeared in court Wednesday but didn't speak during the hearing. Regarding the child porn case, defense attorney Jeffrey Aprati told Judge John J. Hynes that he has significant evidence regarding the age of the person in the video. …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Dean Milenkovic, 46, a former Orland Park firefighter charged with felony possession of child porn and accused of attempting sex chatting with a minor, pleaded not guilty to his more recent charges Tuesday.
A former Orland Fire Protection District firefighter pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges, the second case against him regarding an incident with a minor. Dressed casually in a white and green jacket, dark striped shirt and jeans, Dean Milenkovic, 46, didn't speak during a brief hearing Tuesday, Nov. 27 except to say "Yes, your honor" when Judge Colleen Ann Hyland asked if he understood the terms of his not-guilty plea and bond conditions. In the most recent case, Milenkovic has been charged with two counts of aggravated possession of child pornography. Court records show Milenkovic appeared in court on Oct. 17 on those charges and his bail was set at $200,000. Michael D. Krejci, Milenkovic's attorney, is also representing …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Eric Holt, 28, is set to enter his plea on felony possession of child porn charges in a Bridgeview courtroom on Dec. 4.
The case against a 28-year-old Orland Park man charged with felony possession of child pornography after police said they found the images on his computer is moving forward, with the arraigment set for Dec. 4. Eric Holt appeared briefly in Judge Peter Felice's Markham courtroom Tuesday. He is out on $100,000 bond on the charges and is also on electronic monitoring. Dressed casually in a black jacket, black shirt and jeans, Holt didn't speak during the brief hearing. A public defender initially assigned to the case withdrew as Holt stood next to an attorney who filed her appearance on behalf of a colleague at her law firm. The attorney declined to give Patch her name, saying that she would not be lead counsel on the case. Holt was arrested…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Prosecutors filed new charges of aggravated possession of child porn against former Orland Fire Protection District firefighter Dean Milenkovic, 46, in October, according to court records.
A former Orland Fire Protection District firefighter is now facing two pending cases, after felony charges related to possession of child pornography were made against him. It was not immediately clear whether the cases against Dean Milenkovic, 46, are related. Calls to Michael D. Krejci, the attorney listed in court records for Milenkovic's first case, were not immediately returned Friday. In the most recent case, Milenkovic has been charged with two counts of aggravated possession of child pornography. Court records show Milenkovic appeared in court on Oct. 17 on those charges and was given a $200,000 bond. Milenkovic has three felony counts against him in the first case. He was initially charged on June 28 with felony grooming, and …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
We look back at child pornography charges, tax rebates, crafty dog care, Black Friday starting early, election previews, 1st Congressional District thoughts and other Orland Park news you might have missed in the past week.
MONDAY Police Accuse Orland Park Man of Possessing Child Pornography on Computer The man was arrested after a joint effort between Orland Park and Chicago police, as well as a Cook County State’s Attorney task force focused on Internet crimes against children. How To Apply for the Orland Park Property Tax Rebate Today is the day that Orland Park property owners can begin applying for a property tax rebate. The application period goes until Dec. 14 TUESDAY Driver Pinned in Rollover Accident Keeps Dog Occupied During Rescue A man stuck in his SUV after it rolled over during an accident Tuesday distracted his large dog in the vehicle, as firefighters worked to remove them both. Orland Park 'Ghost Rider' Trial Date Set Charged with several …
Monday, October 29, 2012
The man was arrested after a joint effort between Orland Park and Chicago police, as well as a Cook County State’s Attorney task force focused on Internet crimes against children.
An Orland Park man is facing two felony charges after child pornography was found on his computer, according to authorities. Orland Park police arrested 28-year-old Eric A. Holt, of the 8400 block of Wheeler Drive on Oct. 17, after a search warrant was granted and child pornography was found a computer belonging to him, Orland Park Police Commander John Keating said Monday. The Orland Park Police Department was contacted about Holt by personnel with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Keating said. Sign up for Orland Park Patch breaking news alerts. “We have one of our computer specialists assigned to the State’s Attorney’s Internet Crimes Against Children unit, and a Chicago police detective …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
James Shaver, 58, who faces felony charges of stalking, aggravated possession of child pornography and possession of child pornography appeared briefly in court last week.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Matthew Wydra, 26, was charged with unlawful restraint and traffic violations after police stopped him for speeding while the 18-year-old woman was in his car. He also was charged with possession of child pornography, which police found during a search.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Frankfort Police arrested a Chicago Ridge man early Monday morning for unlawful restraint after holding an 18-year-old Orland Hills woman against her will in his car, a police official said. Matthew Wydra, 26, of the 5800 block of 107th Street in Chicago Ridge, also was charged with reckless driving, speeding more than 40 mph over the limit, speeding in a construction zone and possession of child pornography, which was found during a search of Wydra's car, said Deputy Chief Kevin Keegan. He is being held in Will County Jail on $50,000 bail, and his next court date is June 11. Wydra was stopped for driving 82 mph over the speed limit at around 12:16 a.m. Sunday, May 21, in the 9900 block of Lincoln Highway, Keegan said. When the officer got…