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He was already facing a child porn charge. Then he downloaded more, police say.

A Granite City man was out on bond in a child pornography case when federal prosecutors say he was found downloading more child pornography and then deleting it.

Thirty-year-old David C. Hogue was originally charged in September 2016 with one county of knowingly receiving a video containing sexual images including that of a 9-year-old girl and an adult man, according to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

He was released March 8, 2017 on pre-trial bond.

On Wednesday, federal prosecutors charged him two new counts that allege Hogue received another video in May 2017 containing child pornography and "attempted to destroy images, videos and files on his computer in an attempt to obstruct the FBI’s investigation into Hogue’s receipt of child pornography," according to a news release.

If convicted of receiving child pornography, Hogue faces five to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,00 and up to a lifetime of supervision. He could also receive up to a 20-year prison sentence for destroying the materials and up to 10 years in prison for committing an offense while on bond in another case.

Court records indicate a warrant for Hogue's arrest was issued Thursday. The status of his custody was not immediately available.

Dana Rieck: 618-239-2642, @ByDanaRieck

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