Alton man charged with three counts of child pornography

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by Elizabeth Eisele/ KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 19 at 10:45 PM

(KMOV.com) -- A Metro-East man has been charged with multiple counts of child pornography.

66-year-old Donald L. Phillips of Alton has been charged with three counts of distribution of child pornography, Class X felonies punishable by six to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Alton Police said they conducted a search of Phillips’ residence in the 3400 block of Fullerton Avenue. A neighbor who knows Phillips said she was very surprised.

"Sometimes you think you know a person and find out you don't," Stacy Meyers said.

Police said they arrest Phillips after evidence of alleged child pornography was found.

Phillips is being held in the Madison County Jail on a $150,000 bond.
 

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