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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

White County Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Federal Prison On Child Pornography Charges

A White County man was sentenced on February 10, 2015, to federal prison on child pornography charges, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

“Keeping predators away from children remains my highest priority.” noted United States Attorney Wigginton. “Some folks just need to be taken out of our society for such heinous acts.”

Gary Richard Walters, 39, of Norris City, IL, was sentenced to 300 months in prison and 7 years of supervised release. Walters had previously pleaded guilty to a one count Indictment which charged Production of Child Pornography, in that on July 6, 2013, in White County, Walters did knowingly entice and coerce a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct, for the purpose of Walters producing a video of such conduct.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.

Updated February 19, 2015