Bethalto man sentenced for producing child pornography

News-DemocratApril 11, 2014 

A Bethalto man was sentenced Friday to 25 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.

Walter Lewis Sherman, 47, pleaded guilty in December and had been in custody since January 2011. He admitted to taking photographs of the nude kindergarten-aged child.

The violation occured from December 2008 to July 2010 in Madison County. Sherman also faces a lifetime term of supervised release after he serves his sentence.