More Child Pornography Charges Announced Against Former Sandwich School Bus Driver

Daniel Lee Aldrich – Photo Kendall County Sheriff’s Office

YORKVILLE- A former school bus driver for the Sandwich School District is facing several child pornography charges. The Kendall County Sheriff’s office says they initiated an investigation based on a cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Authorities say based on that investigation, the Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office initially approved seven counts of child pornography against 61-year-old Daniel Lee Aldrich, of Sandwich. 

In reviewing the evidence gathered in the ongoing investigation, a large amount of allegedly surreptitiously recorded videos of children, acquaintances of Aldrich, was located.  All of the victims involved in the videos have been identified and located.

He was additionally charged with the following:

• Possession of Child Pornography (Six counts; four being class X felonies, one being a class 2 felony, and one being a Class 3 felony)

• Unauthorized video recording (eleven counts; eight being class 3 felonies, two being class 4 felonies).

Aldrich turned himself into the Kendall County Corrections Center on Thursday where he is currently being held on a $100,000 bond.