Two Rock Island County Men Sentenced

June  27, 2014

      Two Rock Island County men will go to prison for sexual exploitation of minors. Yesterday, a federal court ordered 22-year-old Daniel Becker to more than 24 years in prison, with 20 years of parole. 

      Last March, police arrested the Carbon Cliff man, who later pleaded guilty to blackmailing minors into sending photos of themselves performing sexually explicit acts. 

      26-year-old Daniel McLeod of Moline was arrested a year and a half ago, then pleaded guilty to unlawfully transporting and having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

      McLeod will serve nearly 17 years in prison, followed by 10 years of parole.