California man sentenced for transporting child porn in Illinois

News-DemocratJanuary 31, 2014 

A California man arrested in Illinois in 2012 was sentenced Friday for transporting child pornography and for traveling in interstate commerce to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor child.

David Michael Thompson, 27, of Temecula, Calif., was sentenced in federal court to 17 years and six months in prison.

According to court documents, an Illinois State Trooper conducted a traffic stop on Oct. 24, 2012 of Thompson's 2008 Honda Civic and found a 16-year-old female passenger who had been reported missing from the Cincinnati area. Thompson's cellphone had two photographs depicting the girl engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

According to the victim, she and Thompson met on Internet social networking sites. Between Sept. 23, 2012, and Oct. 22, 2012, Thompson and the victim agreed that Thompson would drive from California to Ohio to pick the victim up and the two would drive back to California, where the victim would move-in with Thompson.

Thompson also was sentenced to a lifetime of supervised release when he gets out of prison and ordered to pay a $4,383.00 fine.

Belleville News-Democrat is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service