A 74-year-old Eldridge man charged with producing child pornography involving a male teenager is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Friday in Federal District Court for Southern Iowa, Davenport.
James Edward Hall was arrested and made an initial appearance in federal court on Wednesday.
Court records indicate that police were notified in December of the alleged illegal activity, believed to have taken place over two years.
Officers searched Mr. Hall's residence and discovered a video of the victim on a home computer, according to records.
If convicted of the charge, Mr. Hall faces between 15 and 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a term of supervised release ranging from five years to live, according to a news release from the U. S. attorney's office.
Today is Wednesday, March 12, the 71st day of 2014. There are 294 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Soldiers from the barracks on the Arsenal manage to elude the vigilance of the guard nearly every day and come to town armed. In the hands of excited and perhaps intoxicated men, these weapons are dangerous. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Manufacturing's merchants and professional men of Moline were petitioning the Western Union Telegraph company to establish a telegraph office in the business area of the city. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Three Rock Island students, the Misses Eleanor Cleaveland, Dorothy McCabe and Ruth West, escaped injury when fire destroyed College Hall at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War gave a party for William H. Stremmel, the only survivor of John Buford Post 243, GAR. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The East Moline Grade School Board of Education last night granted salary increases totaling about $47,000 to teachers and staff members. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Five champion spellers from the Rock Island/Milan School district were selected after competition this week at Modern Woodmen of America. Winners are Sarah Cottay, Christopher Gilbrich, Jared Vogele, Kedric Roper and Kenny Stevenson.