FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (KMOX) – A Granite City man who served time for receiving child pornography in 2006, began collecting illegal images again within days of his release in November 2013.

Prosecutors say an upload to his Facebook page, led authorities back onto the trail of Steven Beckman.

The 64-year-old Beckman was sentenced to ten years in federal prison, Friday, for having images of young children engaging in sex acts.

Beckman’s been held in jail without bond since his arraignment last July.

“This kind of crime is not just a pervert looking at dirty pictures,” said Stephen Wigginton, the U.S. attorney for the southern district of Illinois. “The children depicted are horribly abused and will be haunted for life. Hopefully, sentences like this one will keep offenders from robbing these children of their innocence.”

Officers with the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force assisted federal agencies with the investigation.

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