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Guilty plea in child porn case

A Vernon man facing charges related to child pornography has pleaded guilty to all 25 charges.

In November 2013, 39-year-old David Willerth of Vernon pleaded guilty to two of the then 19 charges he was then facing. On Monday he pleaded guilty to the remaining 17, plus the additional six charges added by Crown since.

Willerth was arrested in July 2013 after his name surfaced in an investigation conducted by the Vernon RCMP, in conjunction with the provinces Integrated Child Exploitation unit.

Some of the charges include possession of child pornography, making or publishing child pornography and obtaining sexual services from a person under 18; he has been in custody since his arrest.

Willerth’s next court appearance will be October 6, for sentencing.

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