- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A German-born illusionist whose Las Vegas Strip show closed following his arrest on child pornography charges lost his appeal for release from jail.

U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro on Tuesday ordered Jan Rouven Fuechtener to stay in federal custody ahead of trial June 6.

Defense attorney Jess Marchese says his client is disappointed, but believes he got a fair hearing.

Fuechtener performs under the name Jan Rouven.

His show “The New Illusions” at the Tropicana resort closed following his arrest March 16.

The 38-year-old performer pleaded not guilty to receipt, distribution, advertising and possession of child pornography.

He could face decades in prison and up to $1 million in fines if he’s convicted.

The FBI says Fuechtener used the computer name “Lars45” to collect material depicting sex acts with kindergarten-age children.

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