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Man accused of posing as actor pleads guilty to sex abuse

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NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — A San Diego man accused of posing as an actor from the "Twilight" movies has pleaded guilty to felony sexual abuse in Iowa's Jasper County.

The Des Moines Register reports that 33-year-old David LaVera entered the plea Monday. He's scheduled to be sentenced on June 8. Jasper County Attorney Mike Jacobsen says that as part of a plea deal, LaVera agreed to not appeal his sentence in exchange for other state charges being dropped when the time period for appeals runs out.

Authorities say that while LaVera was in Jasper County last spring, he posed as "Twilight" actor Kiowa Gordon and visited two Newton schools. Prosecutors say LaVera inappropriately touched a 14-year-old girl and lured her into his vehicle.

LaVera already has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges.
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