Posted at: 08/22/2013 4:32 PM
A Two Harbors man has been indicted for producing child pornography.
According to the United States Attorney's Office in Minneapolis, a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday charges 37-year-old Joel Ray Allard with one count of production of child pornography.
The indictment alleges that in August and September of 2011, Allard enticed a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of that conduct.
If convicted, Allard faces a potential maximum of life in prison with a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years, according to a news release.