Guilty! Randall Scott Gilbert, Palatine, Illinois (arrested Mar 2014)

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  1. TMP

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    Randall Scott Gilbert (Hoffman Estates, Illinois), 34, teacher's aide at the Kirk School, Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization, Palatine, Illinois, "charged with child pornography ... accused of attempting to meet underage girls"

    Daily Herald: Teachers aide faces child porn charges (Mar 7 2014)

    ... police began a joint investigation after receiving a tip. Authorities discovered Gilbert also used chat rooms to trade images of child pornography, Roy said. After Gilbert’s arrest Thursday, police reviewed his tablet and found numerous images of children engaging in sexual behavior, Roy said. Authorities said Gilbert never met any of the girls and there is no evidence the children depicted in the images found on his computer were children from the Kirk School where he worked.

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    Chicago Tribune: Suburban teachers' aide charged with child porn (Mar 7 2014)

    A Hoffman Estates teacher's aide [Randall Scott Gilbert] was charged with child pornography after he tried to meet young girls online ... According to proseuctors, officials investigated allegations that a man had been trying to talk to and meet underage girls using online chat rooms. During the the investigation, police learned that Gilbert, using his unique IP address and chat account, had been posing as a 17-year-old boy when initiating chat room conversations with underage girls. According to investigators, Gilbert engaged in sexually explicit ‘chats’ with many underage girls and tried to meet them in person over the course of several months. Those conversations ended, however, when Gilbert revealed his true age. Investigators also determined that Gilbert used the chat rooms to trade images of child pornography with other users.
     
  3. TMP

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    Sun-Times: Prosecutors: Teacher’s aide posed as teen to meet girls online (Mar 7 2014)

    The state’s attorney’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Hoffman Estates police learned that a man had been going online pretending to be a 17-year-old boy to meet and talk with underage girls in chat rooms. The investigation led to Gilbert through his IP address and chat account, which showed him initiating chats with young girls, prosecutors said. While online, he engaged in “sexually explicit ‘chats’ with many underage girls in an attempt to meet them in person,” the statement said. The conversations sometimes went on for several months until Gilbert revealed his age. Gilbert also used the chat rooms to trade images of child pornography, prosecutors allege.
     
  4. TMP

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    Cook County State's Attorney's Office: Hoffman Estate Man Charged In Child Pornography Case: Teacher's Aide Posed As Teen Online Attempting To Meet Girls [Press Release] (Mar 7 2014)

    A northwest suburban man who works as an aide at a school for special needs children appeared in bond court today facing felony child pornography charges after investigators developed information that he was attempting to meet young girls online, according to the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

    Randall Scott Gilbert, 34, of Hoffman Estates, has been charged with Possession of Child Pornography, a Class 2 Felony, following an investigation by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Hoffman Estates Police Department.

    According to prosecutors, investigators developed information that an unknown adult male had been attempting to talk to and meet underage girls via online chat rooms. During the course of the investigation, police learned that Gilbert, using his unique IP address and chat account, had been posing as a 17-year-old male when initiating chat room conversations with underage girls.

    According to investigators, Gilbert engaged in sexually explicit ‘chats’ with many underage girls in an attempt to meet them in person over the course of several months. Those conversations ended, however, when Gilbert revealed his true age.

    Investigators also determined that Gilbert used the chat rooms to trade images of child pornography with other users. Gilbert was arrested by Hoffman Estates Police on March 6 and a forensic preview of a tablet revealed numerous images of child pornography.

    Gilbert is employed as a teachers’ aide at a northwest suburban school that serves children with handicaps and learning disabilities. He appeared in bond court today at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse before Judge Jill Cerone-Marisie who set bond at $25,000. Gilbert’s next court date was set for March 28.
     
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    ABC Local WLS: Randall Scott Gilbert, teacher's aide posed as teen to meet girls online (Mar 8 2014)

    The state's attorney's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Hoffman Estates police learned that a man had been going online pretending to be a 17-year-old boy to meet and talk with underage girls in chat rooms. The investigation led to Gilbert through his IP address and chat account, which showed him initiating chats with young girls, prosecutors said. While online, he engaged in "sexually explicit 'chats' with many underage girls in an attempt to meet them in person," the statement said. The conversations sometimes went on for several months until Gilbert revealed his age. Gilbert also used the chat rooms to trade images of child pornography, prosecutors allege. He was arrested Thursday by Hoffman Estates police, and a forensic investigation found numerous images of child pornography on his computer.
     
  6. TMP

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    Greenfield Reporter: Prosecutors say suburban Chicago teacher's aide facing child pornography charges (Mar 8 2014)

    Investigators say [Randall Scott] Gilbert allegedly posed online as a 17-year-old trying to talk to and meet underage girls through online chat rooms. They say some exchanges were sexually explicit. Prosecutors say Gilbert also allegedly used the chat rooms to trade images of child pornography with other users.

    Enquirer Herald: Chicago-area teacher aide faces child porn charges (Mar 8 2014)
     
  7. Misconduct Tracker

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    Please change the status to guilty.

    Mr. Gilbert is incarcerated the Illinois Department of Corrections.
    www.illinois.gov/idoc/Offender/Pages/InmateSearch.aspx

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    Mr. Gilbert is a registered sex offender in the Illinois State Police Sex Offender Registry.
    www.isp.state.il.us/sor

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    Mr. Gilbert's Paraprofessional License #2170690 has been revoked in the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS).
    www.isbe.net/elis

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  8. TMP

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    Thanks for the update!