A Collinsville man pled guilty Monday to a charge of production of child pornography and could face up to 30 years in prison.  31 year old Martin "Vlad" Evanick entered the plea in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis on Monday after he admitted to taking nude photographs of a 17 year old girl with whom he had reportedly had a sexual relationship with according to authorities.

The victim's mother reportedly contacted Collinsville Police about concerns that her then 16 year old daughter may have been sexually assaulted by a 30 year old man.  During an interview with investigators, Evanick admitted to taking the photos of the victim.   The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood through the U.S. Justice Department to combat child sexual exploitation.  Evanick will be sentenced in November and could face at least 15 years in jail and possibly up to 30 years in prison. 

 

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