A Champaign man found hanging by a sheet at the Champaign County jail
Sunday was to be tried later this month on child pornography charges.
Todd W. Kelly, 42, who listed an address in the 4800 block of West Windsor Road, has three pending sex-related cases, all of which involve the same victim. Two of the cases also name two other girls as victims.
On Tuesday, Sheriff Dan Walsh declined to answer any questions about Kelly or his medical condition
. A spokesman for Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana also refused to release any information about Kelly.
A brief release from Walsh said Kelly was found hanging from a sheet in a day room
at the satellite jail on Lierman Avenue in Urbana about 11 a.m. Sunday. No other inmates were in the room at the time, the release said.
Kelly's attorney, Walter Ding of Champaign, said Kelly's trial was to have started June 15. Ding said he spoke to him last week. Should Kelly recover, Ding said he will file a motion to have him evaluated for fitness to stand trial.
Kelly was first charged in August 2008 with aggravated criminal sexual abuse for an incident alleged to have occurred on June 30, 2008. He is accused of fondling the breasts of a then-13-year-old girl
While investigating that case, Champaign County sheriff's detectives uncovered other information
leading to additional charges of child pornography against Kelly.
In that case, he is alleged to have coerced the 13-year-old girl and a friend of hers to pose for lewd pictures. Assistant State's Attorney Adam Dill said Kelly had the girls take photos of each other
A day after filing the pornography charges, Dill filed a third case against Kelly accusing him of criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse for incidents alleged to have occurred between February and June 2003 with the 13-year-old girl when she was younger, and another girl who is now 18.
In those incidents, Kelly was acting as a baby-sitter for the girls when he is alleged to have committed sex acts with both of them
In documents filed with the court, Kelly said he was supporting five people other than himself and had been employed with a painting company for 12 years before his arrest in August.