A martial arts instructor that lives in Highland but teaches in Belleville is being held without bond after being accused of sex acts with children in Madison and St. Clair Counties, as well as in federal court.  Investigators say 20-year-old Christopher M. Horton recorded himself engaged in sexual activity with two minors dating back to May of last year.  

The federal charges are sexual exploitation of a child, while he is charged with two counts each of predatory sexual assault of a child and aggravated production of child pornography, as well as a single count of aggravated possession of child pornography in Madison and St. Clair Counties.  He is looking at a sentence ranging from 10 to 30 years on the federal charges.

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