A 28-year-old Colona, Ill., man who was sentenced last week to life in prison on state charges that he molested children now faces federal child pornography charges.

Justin P. Bealer, who is in custody at the Henry County Jail in Cambridge, Ill., has an initial appearance set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in U.S. District Court, Peoria, Ill.

He is charged with one count of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in sexual activity and one count of possession of child pornography.

He is accused of transporting the minor on or about Oct. 23, 2010, somewhere in Illinois and possessing child pornography on or about Nov. 4, 2010.

He has to forfeit a laptop computer, two external drives and a digital camera, court records state.

Bealer was convicted of 14 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.

Henry County Circuit Court Judge Charles Stengel sentenced Bealer on Thursday to spend the rest of his life in prison for the assaults on several victims. The youngest victim was 4.

Bealer was arrested in November 2010.

(3) comments

KT

Let's all hope he never gets out of jail, except in a casket!

MRM

What a waste of tax's payer’s money he is already severing life and will never get out of prison? He is where he is suppose to be in jail for life. So what good does it do to spend more tax’s payer’s money on this SICK-O?

Lumpart

He's serving a life sentance, but he has the possiblilty of parole. Its not a waste if it hurts those chances in any way.

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