E. ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – If a Smithboro, Illinois man lives to be 82, he would get out of prison, but he’s more likely to spend his life in prison for child pornography.

42 year old Darrell Stewart is was sentenced to forty years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography.  He pleaded guilty earlier.

The U.S. prosecutor in Southern Illinois says Stewart was found to have more than a thousand pornography videos and some 1600 images of child pornography on his computer.

He was also said to have 17 pairs of boys underwear , in sizes as small at 3 T.

He once admitted to investigators that he had sexual interest in children dating back to the 90s.

“Stewart is every parent’s nightmare and every child’s monster in the closet.”  said U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton.

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