DES MOINES — The Eldon man facing federal child pornography charges is asking the court to delay his trial.

Troy Davis, 56, was charged this summer, and in August a federal magistrate denied his request for a release while his case is pending. Judge Celeste Bremer cited his 1998 conviction for lascivious acts with a child and a lack of supervision as reasons for rejecting the request.

Andrew Graeve, Davis’ attorney, told the court the delay is needed to allow additional time “to investigate this case, research and draft pretrial motions, conduct plea negotiations and prepare for trial.”

A federal grand jury indicted Davis on charges of transportation of child pornography, receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

Davis remains in custody in the Polk County Jail. Graeve’s request asked that the trial be continued to March 2020.

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Matt Milner currently serves as the Courier's Managing Editor. Milner is a trained weather spotter and is usually outside if there are storms. He joined the Courier in 2002.

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