An employee at a Huntley cell phone store faces criminal charges for disseminating nude images of a customer without her knowledge or permission.
The Kane County State‘s Attorney’s Office has charged 23-year-old Justin D. Devine with the offense of nonconsensual dissemination of a sex image, Class 4 felony.
Kane County prosecutors allege in charging documents that on Sept. 19, 2018, Devine intentionally disseminated five images of the victim’s exposed genitals without the victim’s consent.
According to Huntley police, the victim on Sept. 19, 2018, visited a Verizon retail store in the 12000 block of Route 47 in Huntley. The victim gave her cell phone to Devine, a store employee, for him to assist her. While Devine possessed the victim’s phone he sent to his personal cell phone from the victim’s phone without the victim’s permission five sexual images that she had of herself on her phone.
Devine denied wrongdoing when the victim confronted him about it. The victim then contacted Huntley police.
After an investigation, a Kane County judge issued a warrant for Devine’s arrest. The judge set Devine’s bail at $15,000 with 10 percent ($1,500) to apply for bond. Devine surrendered to Huntley police on Oct. 17, posted bond and was released.
Devine’s initial court appearance is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 27, 2018, in front of Associate Judge David R. Kliment in Courtroom 217 at the Kane County Judicial Center. If convicted of the offense, Devine faces a sentence of probation or between one and three years’ imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The charges against Devine are not proof of guilt. Devine is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.