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BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – One Belleville, IL man had plead guilty for the possession of child pornography.  Terel D. Noble, 30, was convicted of possession of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct in Federal Court on Friday.

Investigation began when an individual had seen an image of a partially nude underage girl on his computer and contacted the Belleville Police Department back in December 2011. He/she had said Noble freaked out when they opened the image because he thought he had deleted them all.

A forensic analysis revealed that approximately 137 images had been collected on the computer that Noble agreed to forfeit. He said he was going through a “phase” when he was saving those photos.

Noble faces not more than 10 years in prison, a fine up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of five years to life when sentenced. He must also register as a sex offender. His sentencing is scheduled for December 20, in East St. Louis.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood founded in 2006, that is a Nationwide action to stopping sexual exploitation and abuse of children.