Naperville Man Charged With Showing Pornographic Video to Minor:
A Naperville man has been accused of showing a sexually oriented video to a minor at a Wheaton church.
James Povolo, 75, has been charged with distributing harmful material, disorderly conduct, and obstruction of justice.
A press release from Wheaton police says the incident took place September 1, when the retired Chicago police officer allegedly showed the video to the minor on his cellphone at the Vineyard Church of DuPage. The Daily Herald reports that Wheaton police say Povolo and the minor are acquaintances. No information was given as to the age or gender of the child.
Povolo allegedly attempted to delete the video in the presence of a Wheaton police investigator.
This is not Povolo’s first run in with the law. In November 2017, he pleaded guilty to criminal damage to property for setting a homeless man’s tent on fire in July 2016. The victim, Scott Huber, was not in the tent at the time. Povolo’s attorney said Povolo “just snapped” when he lit the tent on fire with a flare from his car. He received two years probation for that incident, and was required to reimburse Huber for damages.
Povolo is currently free on bond. His next court date is October 23.
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