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Child Porn Guy Had Boy-Sized Dummy in Bed: Prosecutor

When the police arrested a Romeoville man on child pornography charges, they found a boy-sized mannequin in his bed and a bag containing among other things, a "child-sized dildo," a prosecutor said.

Child Porn Guy Had Boy-Sized Dummy in Bed: Prosecutor
By Joseph Hosey

When the police  raided a Romeoville man's house looking for child pornography Monday morning, officers found a boy-sized mannequin in his bed dressed in  Sonic the Hedgehog pajamas, a prosecutor said during his bond hearing Tuesday.

The police also reportedly located a cache of child pornography in the bedroom of 26-year-old Richard Gilsdorf and a bag containing Vaseline, bagged candy, Benadryl, child-sized "soiled underwear" and a "sexual device," said Assistant State's Attorney Mary Fillipitch.

Fillipitch said the sexual device was "for lack of a better word, a child-sized dildo."

Romeoville police and investigators from the Will County State's Attorney's Office also found "dozens" more pairs of boys' underwear in the bedroom, Fillipitch said.

The police discovered hundreds of child pornography images that had been downloaded from the Internet, Fillipitch said, as well as videos Gilsdorf made of himself and a 14-year-old boy.

Gilsdorf admitted to recording himself with the boy and the child identified himself and Gilsdorf on the video, Fillipitch said.

Fillipitch described the boy's relationship to Gilsdorf by saying, "If his father was married to this woman it would be his cousin."

The mannequin dressed in the Sonic the Hedgehog pajamas was found in a bed with Sonic the Hedgehog sheets, Fillipitch said, and Gilsdorf used the name "Sonic the Hedgehog" when he played online video games.

Fillipitch asked Judge Roger Rickmon to set Gilsdorf's bond at $1.5 million. Gilsdorf's mother whispered to defense attorney Kathryn Mackey, "I literally will have him with me 24-seven. Nobody will be around him but me."

Mackey asked the judge for a "reasonable" bond. Rickmon set it at $1.5 million.

Fillipitch said police have identified a second victim in the case but are still investigating.

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