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Shawneetown man sentenced to 36 years for child porn

In Gallatin County Court on Monday, 21 year old Joshua McKinney of Shawneetown pled guilty to three counts of child pornography according to States Attorney Douglas Dyhrkopp.

McKinney was sentenced to 12 years in prison on each count, which must be served consecutively, for a total of 36 years.  He also must serve at least 85% of that sentence, and will be in the Illinois Department of Corrections for at least 30 years. He will also be required to register as a child sexual predator and faces court supervised release for at least three years to the rest of his natural life.

The case was investigated by Illinois State Police Zone 7 Investigations, the Shawneetown Police Department, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Department and the Guardian Center.