A Belleville man has pleaded guilty to child pornography possession in a case dating back to 2014.  25-year-old Ronald McNair, Jr., who is also a former airman based at Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, entered the plea this week in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis and could face up to 20 years in prison.

Federal authorities were tipped off when Microsoft contacted them about the possible uploading of what appeared to be child pornography to a SkyDrive Account.  Investigators say they found three instances in early 2014 where images were uploaded to the account from an email address registered to McNair from his IP address.   A search warrant executed at his home found other evidence of the illegal material on an external hard drive including more than 45-hundred images and near 150 videos.   McNair will be sentenced on September 6.  

 

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