Elderly Charleston man indicted on child pornography charges

A 79-year old Charleston man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for producing child pornography. Jack E. Gravenmier of South Hills faces allegations that he coerced three minor children into engaging in sexual conduct so he could make the images. Those incidents were alleged to have occurred between 2002 and February 2003. He is also charged with possessing hundreds of images and videos of child pornography on his computer. Police have also investigated an incident that occurred in the summer of 2011. The indictment seeks the forfeiture of Gravenmier's house at 833 Beaumont Road in Charleston, not far from Overbrook Elementary School.