In re: L.S.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2014 IL App (4th) 131119
Decision Date: 
May 16, 2014
District: 
4th Dist.
Division/County: 
Sangamon Co.
Justice: 
STEIGMANN
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Off-duty sheriff's deputy saw live-feed webcam showing a young boy performing oral sex on adult male in bed with him and with an adult woman, child's mother. Court properly admitted deputy's testimony, and Respondent mother presented no evidence of tampering. Evidence established that technology allowed deputy to truly and accurately observe what was happening at source end of webcast. Court's finding that child was neglected and abused was not against manifest weight of evidence.(APPLETON and KNECHT, concurring.)