ROCKFORD — A Rockford man was sentenced Tuesday to ten years in federal prison on child pornography charges.
PIERRE D. HAYES, 32, admitted in a plea agreement that on May 4, 2015, he used a computer to send a video file over the internet. The image in the file depicted a female child under the age of 18 engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber ordered Hayes to pay $25,000 in restitution.
The sentencing was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Angie Salazar, Special Agent-in-Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Chicago; and Carla Redd, Chief of the Rockford Police Department. The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Monica V. Mallory.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Northern District of Illinois