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Illinois man facing child porn charges

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A White County, IL man is facing child exploitation charges after authorities say they found child porn on his computer.

US Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton, says 39-year-old Gary Richard Walters, of Norris City, Illinois, was charged in a two-count Criminal Complaint, filed in US District Court.

Count 1 of the Complaint charged Walters with Production of Child Pornography. Count 2 of the Complaint charged Walters with Distribution of Child Pornography.

Walters had an initial appearance in United States District Court in Benton, Illinois, on Monday. The judge ordered that Walters be held in custody pending further proceedings on his case.

Walters faces from 15 to 30 years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to lifetime supervised release if convicted on Count 1. If convicted of Count 2, he faces from 5to 20 years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to lifetime supervised release.

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