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Godfrey man in child pornography case charged with 14 additional counts including sexual assault

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EDWARDSVILLE, Illinois — A Godfrey man who faced four child pornography charges has been charged with an additional 14 felony counts.

David Von Bergen, 33, is charged with possession and distribution of child pornography and predatory criminal sexual assault, the Madison County Sheriff's Office said. He was being held on $250,000 bond but a judge ordered him held without bond after the new charges this week.

The additional charges are related to evidence uncovered during the investigation, authorities said. He is charged with committing sex acts with a 7-year-old girl shown in the material, they said.

Madison County prosecutors requested to determine probable cause for seizing Von Bergen's house and car. They were listed as items used in criminal acts and may be subject to forfeiture, the Belleville News-Democrat reported.

Each additional count carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison. Von Bergen was previously convicted of possessing child pornography in 2001. It wasn't immediately available if he has an attorney.

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