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Bloomingdale sex offender sentenced for having child porn

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A sex offender accused of viewing child pornography at the Bloomingdale Public Library has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Scott Baudin, 59, of the 100 block of Lakeview Lane, was sentenced Monday afternoon for possession of child pornography.

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Prosecutors said Baudin came under investigation last summer after he was seen looking at child pornography on a public computer at the library, 101 Fairfield Way.

A library worker reported what she saw to a supervisor, who confronted Baudin. By then, Baudin had deleted the pornographic images, prosecutors said.

Police then obtained a search warrant for Baudin's apartment, during which he confessed to downloading child pornography images found on several discs he had thrown in the trash before officers arrived.

Baudin later was charged with possessing more than 270 computer discs and 100 VHS tapes containing child pornography,

"What is particularly appalling about this case is that Mr. Baudin chose to feed his revolting desires at a public library," State's Attorney Robert Berlin said in a written statement.

Baudin is a registered sexual predator, stemming from a 1999 conviction in Cook County, where he received a six-year prison term for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old child. He also has prior convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol and drug paraphernalia possession, according to prosecutors.

Baudin, who has remained in the DuPage County jail since his arrest in July, will have to serve half of the sentence before he is eligible for parole.

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