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 Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States. 1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment. 1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan. 1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war. 1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs. 1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.