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Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced to IDOC on Child Porn Charges

Roy Staley (Photo: WMIX, Mt. Vernon)

MT. VERNON (WMIX) – A 68-year-old Mt. Vernon man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to two of seven child pornography counts against him.

Roy W. Staley was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

He was arrested in April 2022 after the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department received a tip through its mobile app claiming Staley had child pornography on multiple devices.

According to Deputy Detective Bobby Wallace, an investigation was launched, and a warrant was issued to search Staley’s apartment and devices.

Wallace says several files were subsequently located on at least one of Staley’s electronic devices and he was taken into custody.

Prosecutors filed two Class X felony charges against Staley for the reproduction of child pornography of a victim under the age of 13, four Class 2 felony counts of possessing child pornography of a victim under the age of 13, and one Class 2 felony charge of possessing a child pornography movie or video.

Staley pleaded guilty to two of the Class 2 felony charges and the other Class 2 and Class X charges were dismissed.