South Beloit Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography
ROCKFORD — A South Beloit man pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly to charges of producing child pornography.
ADRIAN C. PETERS, 26, admitted in a written plea agreement that from October 2012 to December 2014 he enticed seven minor victims - ages 14 to 17 - to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a recording of such conduct on computers. Peters then transmitted some of the videos via the internet. The minor victims were from Illinois, Wisconsin, and Arizona.
The guilty plea was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and Emmerson Buie, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the FBI. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office and the South Beloit Police Department assisted in the investigation. The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Love.
Each count of producing child pornography carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum sentence of 30 years. Sentencing is set for April 17, 2020, at 9:30 a.m.