Peoria man receives 11-year prison sentence for child porn distribution

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Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 4:16 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - A Peoria man has been sentenced to 132 months in federal prison - followed by 10 years of supervised release and sex offender registration - for distribution of child pornography.

At the sentencing for Kiantre Dykeman, 24, of the 5100 block of North Karen Court, the government presented evidence that in February 2021, the Peoria Police Department coordinated with the Peoria County Sheriff’s Department and the United States Secret Service to investigate an individual suspected of selling images of child pornography on the Internet.

Agents discovered during the investigation that Dykeman used Instagram to post images of prepubescent females accompanied by prices for various packages of child pornography and “teen nudes” images and videos. The account held by Dykeman represented that it had over 1,000 pictures depicting child pornography available for sale.

In March 2021, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Dykeman’s residence in Peoria. Dykeman admitted to using Instagram to advertise the sale of child pornography images and videos. He stated he downloaded the child pornography but did not create the images. A review of Dykeman’s online accounts established that he had distributed child pornography to others, in exchange for money, using online messaging and had received payment using internet-based applications.

Evidence presented at sentencing established that Dykeman was engaged in distributing child pornography for approximately a two-month period and had received approximately $200 in exchange for distributing the images and videos of children engaged in sex acts with adults.

The statutory penalties for distribution of child pornography are 5 to 20 years of imprisonment, 5 years to life of supervised release, and possible fines of up to $250,000.

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