Cahokia man sentenced 15 years for producing child porn

News-DemocratApril 25, 2014 

A Cahokia man will spend 15 years in prison for producing child pornography.

Charles E. Hicks, 24, was sentenced in federal court Thursday. He also faces 10 years of supervised release, must register as a sex offender and pay $500 in restitution to each of the victims.

An investigation that began on Jan. 24, 2011, later led investigators to discovered images and videos of child pornography in Hicks' home. He was found guilty by a jury on March 14, 2013, and had been held without bond since then.