Chicago-(ENEWSPF)- Two suburban men were sentenced to federal prison in unrelated child pornography cases, federal law enforcement officials announced today. Lubos Albrecht, 25, formerly of Lockport, was sentenced today to 12 years and seven months in prison for transporting and possessing child pornography. Bruce R. Biehler, 56, formerly of Arlington Heights, was sentenced Wednesday to seven years and three months in federal prison for possessing child pornography.
Albrecht was ordered to serve 20 years on supervised release after completing his 151-month prison term, and he was also ordered to pay $2,000 restitution by U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow. Albrecht had just begun working as a live-in-babysitter for a family in Wheaton when he was arrested in March 2010. He pleaded guilty in April this year to two counts of transporting child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. According to court records, Albrecht had amassed a computerized collection that contained approximately 10,000 images and 1,000 videos of child pornography.
The investigation was conducted by the Chicago FBI’s Innocent Images Task Force, and the government was represented in court by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc Krickbaum.
Biehler was ordered to serve lifetime supervised release after completing his 87-month prison term by U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman. Biehler was living in a motel in Arlington Heights when he was arrested in October 2007. He pleaded guilty in May 2009 to two counts of possessing child pornography. According to court records, Biehler had maintained a computerized collection that contained approximately 2,200 images and more than 200 videos of child pornography.
The Biehler investigation was conducted by the Chicago office of the U.S. Secret Service, and the government was represented in court by Assistant U.S. Attorney Renato Mariotti.
The sentences were announced today by Gary S. Shapiro, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Robert D. Grant, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Frank Benedetto, Special Agent in Charge of the Secret Service in Chicago.
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