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Michael Pittman charged with possession of child pornography

9:52 AM, Jul 24, 2012   |    comments
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BENTON, IL (KSDK) - A federal grand jury indicted a 56-year-old Clay County, Illinois man Monday on charges of possession of child pornography, US Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton said.

According to court documents, Michael Pittman was ordered to be kept in jail without bond until the conclusion of his trial, which begins on September 24.

Information regarding the circumstances of Pittman's arrest were not announced with the grand jury indictment.

If convicted, Pittman faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release between five years and life.


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