Man accused of posing as actor enters plea in federal court
DES MOINES (AP) -
A California man accused of posing as an actor from the "Twilight" series has pleaded guilty to federal possession of child pornography charges.
U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt says 33-year-old David LaVera, of San Diego, entered his plea deal Thursday, calling for 63 months in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release. An attorney for LaVera didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.
LaVera originally pleaded not guilty in October.
In his plea deal, LaVera said he knowingly possessed child pornography that he had produced in Newton, Iowa, using a hidden camera.
Authorities say LaVera posed as "Kiowa Gordon," an actor in the "Twilight" series, and visited two Newton schools last year. He also faces state charges of enticing a minor, carrying weapons and third-degree sexual abuse.
Leslie Hospitality owner Edwin Leslie says he doesn't have anything to hide, and to prove it he invited the public to view all of the documents, emails, agreements, and financial statements related to the deal at a public meeting this morning.