Man faces child porn charges after police say he sold game system
By BLAKE BELDEN
Jan 1, 2014, 11:04
CHESTERFIELD — A Chesterfield man faces eight felony charges for the possession of child pornography after authorities were alerted to files found on a gaming system he owned, according to court records from both Chesterfield and Colonial Heights.
James Brent Phillips, 24, who lives on the 6100 block of River Road, was arrested on Dec. 6 by the Chesterfield police after authorities discovered downloaded files of child pornography on a video game console he sold in Colonial Heights, according to authorities and court records.
The six charges brought against Phillips in Chesterfield, all felonies, date back to several offense dates between August 2007 and September 2008, according to court documents. He was indicted on one count of the possession of child pornography and five counts of a subsequent offense of the possession of child pornography, according to Elizabeth Caroon, spokeswoman for the Chesterfield County police. If he is found guilty of these six charges, Phillips could face up to 55 years of imprisonment.
He is scheduled to appear in the Chesterfield Circuit Court on Jan. 21, for which the hearing type was not yet determined as of Dec. 16.
Phillips is currently out on bond which was set at $10,000 by the Chesterfield Judicial System.
In May, Phillips was also arrested by Colonial Heights police and faces two separate charges of felony possession of child pornography, the two of which could earn Phillips a maximum of 15 years imprisonment if he is found guilty, according to online court records.
According to the Colonial Heights online court records, Phillips is set to go before a Colonial Heights grand jury on Jan. 7.