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Former Guard Sentenced To 43 Years

Fri, 30 Aug 2013 08:10:44 CDT
(Springfield)--A former Illinois Department of Corrections guard has been sentenced to more than 43 years in prison for distributing and possessing child pornography and sexually exploiting a minor.

Federal prosecutors say 46 year old Steven Carson of Hillsboro was sentenced on Wednesday. He plead guilty in February. According to court records, Carson admitted using a child to perform secually explicit conduct he videotaped. He also admitted sharing child pornography images over the internet.

Authorities recovered over twenty three hundred images and 40 videos from his computers. He has been in custody of the US Marshals Service since his arrest in August of 2012.


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