Registered sex offender accused in child porn case

first_imgA 27-year-old man on parole for soliciting nude photos from a teenage girl now faces allegations of child pornography possession.James M. Bergstrom made an initial appearance Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of three counts of possessing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.Washington State Department of Corrections community custody Officer Shelley Smith notified Vancouver police Sept. 6 that she had seized and searched a phone belonging to Bergstrom, a registered sex offender, for violating conditions of his release, according to a probable cause affidavit.Another corrections department officer said he witnessed Bergstrom remove a cellphone from the smoking station outside a Department of Corrections building, according to the affidavit. Bergstrom admitted to having the phone and handed it over when confronted by two officers.“(Bergstrom) also stated he had nude photos on the phone and had been accessing the internet,” the affidavit says.last_img

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