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 Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.