Joseph Davis, 32, of Fairfield, Ill. was named in a one count indictment of child pornography, according to Ronald J. Tenpas, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in Benton on Sept. 7.

Davis is accused of knowingly possessing material that contained images of child pornography on or about March 14, 2002, in Wayne County, that had been transported in interstate commerce by a computer.

If convicted Davis faces up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to three years.

The case is set for trial on Nov. 7, in U.S. District Court in Benton.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney George A. Norwood.

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