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Granite City man charged with possession of ‘sadistic’ child pornography

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One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
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One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

A Granite City man has been charged with multiple counts of possessing child pornography in Madison County Court.

Chance M. Hay, 32, was charged with two counts of possessing photos of child porn and three counts of possessing video or moving images of child porn on April 16, court records indicate.

The charges describe the material in question as “lewd exhibition” and “sadistic, masochistic or sadomasochistic abuse” involving underage victims, The Alton Telegraph reported.

Hay’s bail was set at $250,000.

Hana Muslic has been a public safety reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat since August 2018, covering everything from crime and courts to accidents, fires and natural disasters. 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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