KIDDER TWP., Pa. -

A Carbon County man is facing charges of producing and possessing child pornography, according to the FBI.

Todd Kowar, 24, of Kidder Township, was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday for allegedly persuading a minor to perform sexual acts for the purpose of producing images of the acts. These crimes allegedly occurred between 2008 and December 2012.

The FBI, Pennsylvania State Police and Kidder Township Police investigated this case, which was brought to the jury as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative of the Department of Justice.

The production of child pornography charge carries a 15 years minimum and 30 years maximum prison sentence. The possession of child pornography charge has a 10 year maximum prison sentence.