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Vernon man expected to plead guilty to luring, child porn charges

David Clayton Willerth faces 25 counts, including communicating by computer to lure a child under 16, making or publishing child pornography and invitation to sexual touching of a person under 16.
October 06, 2014 - 1:35 PM

VERNON - A Vernon man was scheduled to enter intended guilty pleas Monday in Vernon Supreme Court on various child pornography related charges, but that won’t happen for another few weeks.

David Clayton Willerth, born in 1974, faces 25 counts, including luring children under 16 over the computer, making or publishing child pornography and invitation to sexual touching of a person under 16. He was arrested in July 2013 following a joint investigation by the Vernon RCMP and the B.C. Integrated Child Exploitation Unit. 

For reasons unknown, Willerth’s lawyer asked for an adjournment Oct. 6 and the case was put over to Nov. 3 when guilty pleas are expected.

Willerth was sentenced this past August for breaching a 2012 probation order not to communicate with underage girls over the Internet. Willerth broke the conditions by contacting a number of girls on Facebook where he told them he was a modeling agent. 

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infotelnews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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