Belleville Man Sentenced For Child Porn Charge

(SALEM, IL) — A 25-year-old registered sexual predator was sentenced Thursday in Marion County Court to 2-years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a felony child pornography charge. Seth Karrer, of Belleville, was arrested in February after Centralia police received reports of a vehicle matching the description of Karrer’s parked near a high school bus stop and on school grounds. He was also accused of having internet communications with a child under the age of 18. He was charged with Class 2 felony being a sex offender taking or having someone take photos or videos of a child and two counts Class 3 felony possessing child pornography. Karrer pleaded guilty Thursday to one of the Class 3 felony charges and the other two charges were dismissed per the plea agreement. A registered sexual predator at the time of his arrest, Karrer was convicted in 2013 in St. Clair County on two counts aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim between the ages of 13 and 16 – he was 21 at the time of the offense.