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Man charged with child porn possession after Channahon police investigate

Morris police received initial tip

Joseph Stofko
Joseph Stofko

CHANNAHON – A tip to Morris police lead to child pornography charges for a Joliet man.

Joseph "Sloopy Joe" Stofko, 26, of Joliet was charged with two counts of possession of child pornography after an investigation by the Channahon Police Department in conjunction with the Will County State’s Attorney’s High Tech Crime Bureau and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Division.

It began with a tip to the Morris Police Department.

"In November of 2017 the Morris Police Department received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children concerning the use of a “Dropbox” account used to store and share known images of child pornography," according to a press release from Channahon police. "This tip eventually led to an IP address in Channahon."

The investigation eventually lead police to Stofko's residence in the 600 block of Mack Street in Joliet, where investigators found several files of child pornography on a computer recovered from the home, according to the press release.

Stofko is currently being held in the Will County Adult Correction Facility.

Channahon police ask that anyone with information about Stofko, also known as “Sloppy Joe,” should contact the police department at 815-467-2112.

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