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Mattawan man in court for pretrial hearing on child exploitation, pornography charges
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Mattawan man accused of multiple counts of child sexual exploitation and pornography was in court Wednesday.
James Beckman appeared in court for a pretrial hearing, requesting a jury trial in his case.
His attorneys submitted several letters of support from family and friends, hoping to show Beckman is not a flight risk and should be released from jail until his trial begins.
According to MLive, court documents show Beckman is accused of sexually abusing two young boys and recording some of it on a webcam.