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Collinsville lawyer pleads guilty to receiving child porn

Federal program targets online child predators

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was developed federally in 1998 as the number of children and teenagers using the internet increased and child sexual abuse images became available electronically, authorities say.
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The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was developed federally in 1998 as the number of children and teenagers using the internet increased and child sexual abuse images became available electronically, authorities say.

A Collinsville lawyer has pleaded guilty in federal court to a child porn charge.

Mark A. Brueggemann, 60, of Waterloo, admitted he knowingly received child porn on Monday, a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Illinois stated.

On Aug. 24, Brueggemann was charged on the count after authorities said he received a video depicting child pornography in February 2017.

Brueggemann faces 5 to 20 years in prison on the charge. According to the release, his sentencing has been set for March 27, 2019, at the federal courthouse in East St. Louis.

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Hana Muslic has been working the public safety beat for the Belleville News-Democrat since August 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and her previous work can be found in The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Kansas City Star.


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