A 58-year-old Woodstock man was sentenced to four years in prison this week after pleading guilty to child pornography possession, according to court records and prosecutors.
David M. Wolters, of the 1400 block of Walnut Drive, was arrested in December as part of "Operation Glass House," an ongoing effort by the Illinois Attorney General's office to root out online child pornography traders.
Wolters pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of child pornography possession, a charge that carried between three and seven years in prison.
In exchange for the plea, McHenry County prosecutors dismissed four other felony child pornography charges as well as three charges of possession of child pornography depicting a victim under 13, a crime that carried a six- to 30-year prison term.
McHenry County Assistant State's Attorney Kate Lenhard said Wolters was accused of sharing child pornography, not producing it.
"The sentence is appropriate based on the fact that he had no previous criminal history," Lenhard said.
Under state law, Wolters can have his sentence cut in half for good behavior in prison.
Wolters also was fined $930 in court costs and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life after his release from prison.
Judge Gordon E. Graham accepted the plea, records show.
A message left with Wolters' defense attorney, Christopher Hage, was not immediately returned.