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Rockford Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Federal Prison on Child Pornography Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois

ROCKFORD — A Rockford man was sentenced Tuesday to ten years in federal prison on child pornography charges. 

PIERRE D. HAYES, 32, admitted in a plea agreement that on May 4, 2015, he used a computer to send a video file over the internet.  The image in the file depicted a female child under the age of 18 engaged in sexually explicit conduct. 

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber ordered Hayes to pay $25,000 in restitution.

The sentencing was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Angie Salazar, Special Agent-in-Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Chicago; and Carla Redd, Chief of the Rockford Police Department.  The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Monica V. Mallory.

Updated September 29, 2021

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