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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – A 55-year-old Buckner, Ill. man was sentenced to 210 months in prison and a $500 fine Friday for looking at child pornography from his home computer.

Richard Faling pleaded guilty to the charges on Aug. 14. He had previous been convicted for sex offenses involving children, and after his release from prison, authorities found out that he had been looking at child pornography.

"This case illustrates the need for such sentences," U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton said in a news release.

No additional information was immediate available.