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Belleville Man Sentenced to 151 Months on Child Pornography Charges

May 3, 2012

A Belleville man, who pled guilty in federal district court to child pornography charges, was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison on April 23, 2012, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Bryan Sims, 25, of Belleville, Illinois, received a 151 month sentence for receipt and possession of child pornography. Following release from imprisonment, Sims will serve fifteen years of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender. Sims was also fined $800 and ordered to pay a $200 special assessment. Sims plead guilty to the charges on January 4, 2012.

The case was investigated by members of the U.S. Secret Service Southern Illinois Cyber Crime Unit consisting of members of the U.S. Secret Service, Illinois State Police, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, St. Clair Sheriff’s Department and the Edwardsville Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen B. Clark.
















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