PhillipsAn Alton man has been sentenced to 8 years in jail for child pornography.  67-year-old Donald Phillips must serve at least four years of his sentence following his guilty plea earlier this year.  Phillips pleaded guilty to Class X child pornography in exchange for two other counts being dropped.

Authorities say Phillips viewed the material through a file-sharing program that was found on his computer.  The victim was not a local child, and he had no prior criminal record.  Phillips was caught during an operation conducted by the Illinois Attorney General’s Office during the spring and summer of 2013.  Prosecutors had asked for a maximum 20-year sentence. 

 

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