Gospel Singer Guilty In Kid Porn Case

URBANA, Ill. — A traveling gospel singer is facing prison time after being convicted of making and distributing child pornography.

A jury in Urbana on Wednesday convicted 44-year-old Shawn Shannon of Muncie, Indiana, of luring a 13-year-old boy to a hotel in Decatur, Illinois last year and taking sexually explicit pictures of the child.

He was also convicted of having sexual contact with another minor boy and taking similar pictures.

Shannon is a member of a family gospel singing group based in Muncie. He’ll be sentenced in January.