Man gets 20 years in child rapes, videotape of attacks
A Chicago man who admitted sexually assaulting a minor and videotaping the attacks to produce child pornography has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, state prosecutors said.
Jesus Alanis, 42, pleaded guilty Monday morning to possession of child pornography, manufacturing child pornography and criminal sexual assault, according to a statement from the Attorney general's office.
Cook County Circuit Judge Nicholas Ford accepted the pleas and sentenced Alanis to two 10-year prison terms, with the time to be served consecutively, the AG's office said. Manufacturing child porn is a Class X felony.
Alanis was charged in May 2012 after the minor victim told of repeated sexual assaults by Alanis, who videotaped the incidents, according to prosecutors. The case was prosecuted by the AG's office.
"This case gets at the heart of the horrific nature of child pornography," Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said in the statement. "They are not victimless crimes but brutal acts of violence that forever scar the lives of young targets."