74-year-old Scott Co. man faces federal child porn charge

James Edward Hall (photo from Scott County Jail)

James Edward Hall (photo from Scott County Jail)

An Eldridge, Iowa man accused in December of sexual abuse is now facing a federal charge of producing child pornography.

James Edward Hall was charged December 6, 2012 with five counts of sexual abuse and one count of sexual exploitation of a child.   A complaint filed by police alleged Hall, 74, had ongoing sexual contact with a 16-year-old. 

Hall was released after spending less than two hours in the Scott County Jail when he posted ten percent of the required $52,000 bond.

A spokesperson for U.S. Attorney Nicholas Klinefeldt said Hall was arrested January 2, 2013 on a federal criminal complaint accusing him of producing child pornography involving a juvenile male victim.  There was no indication whether or not the victim was the same person in the federal and local cases.

A preliminary hearing and detention hearing were scheduled in the case for Friday, January 4, 2013.

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