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Granite City Man Sentenced to 97 Months in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

January 19 2012

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on January 18, 2012, Jason L. Bowen, 38, of Granite City, IL, was sentenced in federal district court in East St. Louis to 97 months in prison and a life-long term of supervised release after his period of imprisonment for his August 22, 2011, conviction for possession of child pornography. He was also ordered to forfeit to the United States the computer equipment utilized in his offense and to pay a $750.00 fine and a special assessment of $100.00.

At his plea, Bowen admitted that in November of 2010, he possessed child pornographic images at his apartment in Granite City, Illinois, which he had obtained over the internet.

The investigation was conducted by the Southern Illinois Cyber Crimes Task Force, consisting of the United States Secret Service, the Illinois State Police, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, and the Edwardsville Police Department with the assistance of the Granite City Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ranley R. Killian.
















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