Chicago Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Child Pornography Conviction

Jul 6, 2023Press Release

COOK COUNTY, IL – A convicted sex offender who was charged in a Sheriff’s Police investigation with possession of child pornography pleaded guilty today and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced.

Investigators with the Sheriff’s Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) arrested Jason Jeffries, 41, of Chicago, in October of 2022. At the time, Jeffries was on parole for a 2017 child pornography conviction and was a registered sex offender. Jeffries was also previously convicted of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor in 2001 in Will County.

Prior to Jeffries’ arrest, ICAC investigators had received a tip from the Illinois Department of Corrections, which was overseeing his parole and took him into custody after they determined he downloaded and stored several videos on a media memory card that contained sexually explicit material involving children under the age of 13.

Jeffries appeared at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on July 5 and pleaded guilty to one count of Possession of Child Pornography/Victim<13 with a Prior Conviction, a Class 1 felony. He was ordered to serve his 15 year sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections and will be required to serve three years of mandatory supervised release.

Since 2020, investigations by the Sheriff’s ICAC Unit have led to charges against 37 individuals for cases involving the victimization of children and child pornography.