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Federal indictment charges Fairfield man for producing child pornography

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BENTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) - A Fairfield, Illinois man was charged with five counts of production of child pornography in a federal indictment announced on Tuesday.

21-year-old Zachary R. Wheeler allegedly produced the child pornography on five dates in May and June of 2014. The counts involve a minor girl under the age of 18.

If convicted, Wheeler would serve a minimum of fifteen years and up to thirty years in federal prison. Additionally, Wheeler would face a fine of up to $250,000 and a term of supervised release of at least five years.

The investigation was conducted by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and the Franklin County State's Attorney's Office.

Wheeler is in custody at the Franklin County Jail.

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