Federal Charges for Iowa Man Accused of Sexually Abusing Children

Posted at: 06/29/2013 2:33 PM

 (AP) - An Oran man accused of sexually abusing children in Fayette County now faces federal charges.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that a federal grand jury handed down the indictment Wednesday. It charges 76-year-old Benton Stong with enticing a minor for the purpose of producing child pornography, as well as four counts of possession of child pornography.

Stong is in the Fayette County Jail on state charges of second-degree sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of a minor. A hearing on the state charges has been set for August.

The federal charges allege Stong attempted to persuade minors to engage in sexual activity of the purpose of photographing the activity using digital cameras. The alleged incidents happened between June and July last year.