LOGAN — A 28-year-old Mendon man has pleaded guilty to charges of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony.
Kevin Pence was in 1st District Court Tuesday morning for a pretrial conference. His attorney announced that he and prosecutors had worked out a plea agreement.
Under the agreement, Pence pleaded guilty to one of the 10 charges he was facing. The other nine charges are being dismissed.
Pence was arrested at his home in March, suspected of downloading child pornography. He was booked into the Cache County Jail and later released after posting a $5000 bail.
Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Peterson said investigators found several computer and electronic storage items at Pence’s home. On those devices they found numerous downloaded pornographic images with children under the age of 18.
During Tuesday’s hearing, prosecutors said Pence was cooperative with investigators, admitting he had been downloading and distributing child pornography. None of the images were of local victims.
Pence will be sentenced June 17 and faces a possible prison sentence of one to 15 years in prison.