VALMEYER, IL. (KMOX) – A Valmeyer Illinois man was sentenced to just over 12 years in prison on child pornography charges and was ordered to pay 3-thousand dollars restitution to one of the victims depicted in his collection.
52 year old Alan Mitchell pleaded guilty in March. Federal agents raided his Valmeyer home last October. He’d been living in the basement. A forensic review of Mitchell’s four computers uncovered hundreds of video files and still images.
Officials say his files contained images of children who appeared to be under the age of five, some of them being raped and in bondage. Officials say some of his movies were crime scene photos.