East St. Louis, IL (KSDK) - A 32-year-old St. Louis man was sentenced on child pornography charges after he was caught trying to steal little girls' underwear from a Metro East Walmart, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton said Friday.
According to court documents, police arrested Daniel Lee Scalf on January 25, 2011 for attempted theft at a Collinsville Walmart.
Police seized Scalf's cell phone after he exhibited suspicious behavior and discovered at least two child pornographic images. Scalf admitted that he emailed the images from his old cell phone to his current phone.
Scalf was charged with two felony counts of possession of child pornography and transportation of child pornography. He was sentenced to 235 months in prison for each count, as well as a lifetime term of supervised release, and ordered to pay $300 in fines.
Regarding the second charge, Scalf was found to have used a public computer at the library on Southwestern Illinois College's campus to send himself images of child porn.