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Former day care employee gets 18-year sentence for child pornography

Nathan Caldwell
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Jun. 25, 2020 4:40 pm Updated: Jun. 25, 2020 4:43 pm

QUINCY — A former Quincy day care worker indicted in 2018 on child pornography charges has been sentenced to 18 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Nathan Caldwell had pleaded guilty in a March hearing. He will receive credit for 604 days he served in the Adams County Jail and will be eligible for day to day credit for good behavior, according to Assistant State's Attorney Anita Rodriguez.

Calls to Caldwell's attorney, Riff Scholz, were not returned.

Caldwell, 22, was arrested Oct. 31, 2018, on three counts of child pornography. Police said the investigation began after they received information from the attorney general's Internet Crimes Against Children division.

Rodriguez said Caldwell was sentenced to seven years on the first count, four years on the second count and seven years on the third count. The sentences will run consecutively. Caldwell reportedly possessed 169 images and 17 videos of child pornography. He worked at St. Peter School day care at the time.

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