DES MOINES — The Eldon man accused of transportation of child pornography will be held in federal custody at least until his preliminary hearing.
Troy Davis was arrested this week after investigators filed charges alleging they found child pornography on several devices he owned. Davis is accused of using social media apps to transmit the pornography to other users.
Prosecutors asked the court to order Davis to be kept in custody. The court agreed in a brief, two-sentence order requiring Davis “to be detained in the custody of the United States marshal or any other authorized officer” pending his preliminary hearing. A detention hearing is scheduled for Monday to determine whether he will be held until his trial.
On Thursday, Andrew Graeve, an assistant federal defender, entered an appearance as Davis’ attorney. The court previously granted him a public defender.
Davis has a prior conviction in state court for lascivious acts with a child. He was listed on the Iowa sex offender registry as required following that conviction.