• Carterville woman sentenced on child porn charges

    by  • April 9, 2014 • News

    A 45-year-old Carterville woman will be spending five years behind bars on child pornography charges.

    Monique Leonard pleaded guilty Monday in Williamson County court on sexcrimeschild porn charges.

    According to Jimmy Dean with the Williamson County State’s Attorney’ s office. Leonard’s sentences will run concurrently.

    Leonard was charged in February 2011 with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault. Online court records show two of those three counts were later amended to aggravated criminal sexual assault and two additional counts of possessing child pornography were added.

    Authorities claimed Leonard forced a child under the age of 13 to have sexual contact with her on at least three occasions. Leonard was arrested after federal investigators found evidence of the illegal acts online.