Bail set at $200k for Centralia man arrested for having child porn

Thomas Smith (SOURCE: CCSD)
Thomas Smith
(SOURCE: CCSD)

CLINTON COUNTY — A 20-year-old Centralia man is in the Clinton County Jail with bail set at $200,000 on a felony charge of possessing child pornography.

Thomas M. Smith was arrested Tuesday for child pornography, an Illinois Department of Corrections parole warrant and for violating the Sex Offender Registration Act. He was formally charged in court today with Class 3 felony possessing child pornography, appointed a public defender and scheduled for a December preliminary hearing.

Smith’s arrest came as the result of a juvenile probation check. It appears the crime and conviction that landed Smith on the Registry and in IDOC custody occurred when he was a juvenile, so any associated court and correctional information is sealed.