- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A lawyer for a German-born illusionist facing trial on federal child pornography charges in Las Vegas says U.S. authorities are revoking his client’s work visa.

Jan Rouven Fuechtener is jailed ahead of trial, which U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro has pushed back two weeks, to June 20.

Fuechtener’s defense attorney, Jess Marchese, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal (https://bit.ly/25ER6wi ) the visa revocation takes effect Friday.

Marchese didn’t immediately respond Friday to messages from The Associated Press.

Fuechtener, 38, performed under the name Jan Rouven. His Las Vegas Strip show closed following his arrest March 16.

He has pleaded not guilty to receipt, distribution, advertising and possession of child pornography charges that could get him decades in prison and up to $1 million in fines if he’s convicted. He would also face deportation.

A federal indictment says Fuechtener also used the name Lars Schmidt.

The FBI said agents tracing activities of a computer user named “Lars45” found more than 3,500 videos and images on personal computers at Fuechtener’s home, including some depicting sex acts with kindergarten-age children.


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