Ft. Wainwright soldier sentenced in child porn case

A Ft. Wainwright soldier is looking at 72 months in prison for child pornography.

Stephen Michael St. Hilaire, 28, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline. St. Hilaire faces 15 years of supervised release following his prison time.

In documents filed in the case, St. Hilaire was identified by sharing pornographic files on-line. FBI officers found hundreds of images and videos of child pornography on St. Hilaire’s computer when it was searched.

In his remarks, Judge Beistline said the sentencing was aimed at discouraging people from looking at child pornography and to reduce the market for it.

The Army aided the FBI in the investigation.