Godfrey man sentenced to 10 years on federal child porn charges

EAST ST. LOUIS — A 35-year-old Godfrey man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 10 years in prison for Receipt of Child Pornography, according to Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

Following his prison sentence, Adam B. Hill will be on federal supervised release for 5 years and will be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life. Hill was also ordered to pay $24,000 in restitution to the victims, a $200 fine, and a special assessment of $100.

Court documents show that on June 30, 2015, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department responded to a complaint of a suspicious man who appeared to be photographing young children while sitting in his vehicle outside a local swimming pool in Godfrey.

Based upon a description of the vehicle, including the license plate number, a Madison County Sheriff’s deputy identified the suspect as Hill.

The deputy made contact with Hill later that same day and confronted him about his activities at the swimming pool. During that conversation, Hill gave the officer consent to search his vehicle, during which the deputy recovered a Kodak digital camera and a metal pipe used for smoking cannabis.

Hill was arrested and subsequently interviewed further regarding his activities at the swimming pool and his involvement in viewing and downloading of child pornography.

Hill admitted that he had used file sharing programs to download child pornography on the internet for several years and that he had a large collection of images and videos on his computer.

During a forensic examination of Hill’s iMac computer, law enforcement agents recovered over 3,500 image files and 185 video files which contained child pornography.