Washington man sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for child porn

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PEORIA, Ill. — A Washington man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for receiving child pornography through Facebook.

The man, 31-year-old Eric Ingram, is also required to remain on supervised release for eight years following his release. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

On Dec. 4, 2018, Ingram pleaded guilty to the charge. According to court documents, on Oct. 4, 2018, law enforcement officers with the Washington Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations executed a search warrant at Ingram’s residence and seized various items of electronic media.

Facebook notified the WPD back in September 2018 of messages between Ingram and a 15-year-old minor child that contained sexually explicit conduct. Facebook provided information that Ingram appeared to be soliciting the content from the minor victim.

Ingram reportedly lived in close proximity to the minor victim and had used Facebook Messenger to discuss meeting the minor in person. The minor victim was interviewed and confirmed that Ingram requested she perform sexually explicit conduct and take visual depictions of that conduct to send to him on Facebook.

Ingram has remained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his arrest on these charges on Oct. 4, 2018.

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