Clown Musician Gets 20 Years For Child Porn

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 32-year-old southwestern Illinois man who dressed as a clown while performing as a drummer for a rock band has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison on a child pornography charge.

Martin Evanick of Collinsville pleaded guilty in July to one count of production of child pornography. He was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis.

Prosecutors say Evanick convinced a minor to engage in sexual activity when she was 16 and took nude photos of her after she turned 17.

As a member of the band called The Core of Your Nightmares, Evanick dressed as a clown as part of the act.

Evanick also was sentenced to 20 years of post-prison supervised release.

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