Three people indicted on child pornography charges

By WEEK Producer

Three people indicted on child pornography charges

August 22, 2013 Updated Aug 22, 2013 at 11:47 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. – A federal grand jury has indicted three individuals in central Illinois on three separate incidents of child pornography.

Johnathan W. Pierce, 29, of the 1000 block of Armstrong Ave., Peoria, is charged with one count of possession of child pornography. Pierce was previously arrested on August 8. Pierce is currently being detained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Michael E. Ontiveros, 50, of the 2000 block of North Evandale, Decatur, is charged with one count of possession of child pornography. Ontiveros was arrested and charged on August 7.

Jorge Muhedano-Hernandez, 29, of Elmond Drove, Bloomington is charged with one count of production of child pornography.

If convicted of possession of child pornography, Pierce and Ontiveros face up to 10 years in prison.

If convicted for production of child pornography, Muhedano-Hernandez faces 15 to 30 years in prison.

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