COOK COUNTY, IL – A 56-year-old convicted sex offender is heading back to prison as the result of investigation by the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) that found he shared and possessed child pornography, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.
Vincent Salvaggio of the 0-100 block of Walnut Lane in South Barrington, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of Child Porn/Reproduce/Vic<13 with a Prior Conviction, a Class X felony, and was sentenced to 10 ½ years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
In May 2022, the ICAC Unit received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about images and videos of child pornography found on a social media account linked to Salvaggio.
As the result of a search warrant issued for Salvaggio’s cellphone, investigators determined he shared and stored additional pornographic images and videos of children on multiple social media accounts.
On May 17, 2022, Salvaggio was arrested at his residence and taken into custody. He subsequently admitted to sending and receiving sexually explicit images and videos of children as young as infants to and from individuals in the Philippines. Additionally, he showed officers where he stored numerous images and videos of child pornography on his cellphone.
At the time of his arrest, Salvaggio was registered as a sex offender in Illinois for a 2010 conviction in North Carolina for criminal sexual abuse of an underage child.
Following his release from prison for Tuesday’s conviction, Salvaggio will be required to serve three years of mandatory supervised release. He will also be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.