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Man sentenced for having child porn at Janesville halfway house

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Gazette Staff
May 2, 2013

JANESVILLE—An Illinois man has been sentenced to federal prison for having more than 200 images of child pornography on his cell phone while staying at a Janesville halfway house.

According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Jeremy Huart, 26, of Westchester, Ill. was sentenced to 10 years in prison in federal court in Madison on Thursday.

Authorities said Huart was placed in a halfway house and the Rock Valley Community Program in 2010 Janesville after serving a federal prison sentence for a prior child pornography conviction in 2008, Western Wisconsin District Assistant U.S. Attorney Attorney Julie S. Pfluger, the prosecutor who handled the case, wrote.

On August 19, 2011, staff at the halfway house discovered Huart had a cellphone, which he was not allowed to own. Staff and the Federal Bureau of Investigation later discovered the phone was loaded with 214 images of child pornography, according to court accounts.

Huart was indicted on federal charges of possession of child pornography On Sep. 12 2012 and pleaded guilty to the crime on February 13, 2013, and has remained in custody since then.

In addition to Huart’s sentence, he faces 25 years of supervision when he is released from prison, according to the sentence, which was handed down by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley.



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