Eric Filebark sentenced on child pornography offenses

4:04 PM, Oct 15, 2012   |    comments
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Collinsville, IL (KSDK) - A Collinsville, Illinois man has been sentenced on child pornography offenses.

Eric R. Filebark, 41, was sentenced Monday to 144 months in prison for distribution of child pornography and 120 months in prison for possession of child pornography. The sentences will run concurrently.

Filebark will also serve 10 years of supervised release for the distribution charge, and five years of supervised release for the possession charge. He has been ordered to pay $200 for each offense and ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution to each of two victims.

On May 23, 2012 Filebark pleaded guilty to the charges, and has been held without bond.

Court documents state on February 15, 2011 an officer participating in an undercover operation identified Filebark's computer as offering to share 65 images of child pornography.

The undercover officer downloaded seven images, and six of them showed children engaging in sexually explicit behavior.

A federal search warrant was executed on March 15, 2011 on Filebark's home, and his computer was seized.

A forensic review uncovered 647 images of child pornography in his Yahoo! Instant Messenger cache file. Chat logs between Filebark and others showed Filebark actively trading child pornography images.

Filebark admitted during an interview that he used at least two file sharing programs to download files and configured the settings to share images and videos in a default folder. He told police he was the only person to use the computer.


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