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Belleville man charged with 11 counts of possessing child pornography

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 57-year-old Belleville man is facing felony charges for allegedly possessing child pornography.

Jamie P. Canter was charged on July 3 with 11 counts of child porn possession with a victim under 13 years old, St. Clair County Court documents state. The photos depicted female children in lewd and sexual acts.

According to the documents, Canter had the photos from at least Jan. 30 to July 2. He was also charged with one count of possessing methamphetamine under 5 grams on July 2.

Online court records indicate that the case has pending grand jury actions. Canter was not in police custody as of Monday afternoon.

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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