Crystal Lake man gets 15 years for sex abuse, soliciting child porn from girls he met on Snapchat

Joshua Dancy allegedly met the girls on Snapchat and other social media sites.

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A Crystal Lake man was sentenced to prison on Jan. 28, 2020, following sex abuse and child pornography charges.

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A 24-year-old man from Crystal Lake was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for a slew of sex abuse and child pornography charges involving several girls.

Joshua Dancy was found guilty of charges including soliciting of child pornography, possessing child pornography and multiple counts of aggravated sexual abuse, the McHenry County state’s attorney’s office said in a statement.

Joshua Dancy

Joshua Dancy

McHenry County state’s attorney’s office

Crystal Lake police arrested Dancy in May 2019 following allegations of sexual abuse involving two girls in prior months, prosecutors said.

A search of his phone uncovered two additional victims, as well as videos of child pornography, prosecutors said.

Crystal Lake police said he met the girls on Snapchat and other social media sites.

Some of the girls filed a complaint with Marengo police, who found evidence of “sexual conduct” between Dancy and the girls, leading to his initial arrest in May 2019, police said. Another girl came forward to police later that year, landing Dancy in jail again on Aug. 9, 2019.

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