A South Pekin man could face additional time in prison when he is sentenced Monday in federal court for distributing child pornography.

Arthur Wheeler, 30, of the 600 block of Harbberts St., will be sentenced Monday on one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of impersonating a federal officer, which was the result of a plea agreement in February that limits his sentence to 20 years.

Wheeler was originally indicted in November of 2015 on three counts of distributing child pornography and one of impersonating a federal officer. The remaining child pornography counts are likely to be dropped Monday at his sentencing. He has been in federal custody since his Aug. 24, 2015, arrest.

Wheeler obtained nude photos of a minor female in Missouri through his phone and by accessing the minor’s Facebook account.

On three occasions between May 29 and June 1, 2015, he distributed child pornography through his phone to an estimated 120 people in the area code where the victim lives, the release stated.

Wheeler then impersonated a U.S. Marshall to find out where the girl was after he unsuccessfully tried to talk her family into letting her come to Illinois with him.

Investigators seized Wheeler’s phone when he appeared in Tazewell County Circuit Court on June 1, 2015, to request an order of protection against the victim’s family, which he accused of threatening him because of his ongoing communications with the minor. He also impersonated a U.S. Marshal in an attempt to obtain information about the minor’s whereabouts, the release stated.

Wheeler would have faced 15 to 40 years per count if not for the plea agreement.

The possible enhanced prison sentence is related to a conviction on Dec. 12, 2011, in Fulton County for traveling to meet a minor for the purpose of engaging in the offence of aggravate criminal sexual abuse and using an electronic device to “seduce, solicit or lure the minor,” according to federal court documents.

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