Crime

Collinsville lawyer charged in federal court with receiving child pornography

A Waterloo man with a law firm in Collinsville has been indicted in federal court on a charge of receiving child pornography.

According to court documents, Mark Brueggemann, 60, was charged in the U.S. Southern District of Illinois on Aug. 24 with knowingly receiving a video depicting child pornography for an incident that happened in February 2017.

Brueggemann pleaded not guilty to the charge. He was released on $10,000 bond and placed under electronic location monitoring. He also has to hand over several electronics and thumb drives that might possess other child pornography, avoid contact with anyone under the age of 18 and undergo medical or psychiatric treatment.

Brueggemann faces 5 to 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and a lifetime of supervised release.

A trial date has been set for Oct. 23.

A Michigan inmate who was already in prison for possessing child pornography will continue to spend more time behind bars for keeping drawings of children having sex with adults, an appeals court decided.

Hana Muslic: 618-239-2626, @h_muslic
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