Mercer County Child Porn Case Continued To Later This Month In Federal Court

Aaron Beauchamp

William Ashby

The federal case against two men arrested on child porn charges in Mercer County has been continued to later this month. Pre-trial conferences for Aaron Beauchamp of Matherville and William Ashby of East Moline will be held April 18th at U.S. District Court in Rock Island with a trial date set for May 22nd.  The two are charged federally with Sexual Exploitation of a Child—punishable by 15 to 30 years in prison upon conviction. The two were originally charged at the state level for incidents involving a 16-year-old juvenile in March of last year. Beauchamp and Ashby remain in U.S. Marshals Service Custody.