April 19, 2006

Washington state briefs

YAKIMA (WA)
KGW

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) ó A former youth pastor who used his church computer to try and arrange for sex with a fictitious 12-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

As part of his plea deal, James Cannel will be sentenced to no more than five years, 11 months in federal prison. Cannel entered his plea in U.S. District Court.

Cannel, 45, was originally charged in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in May. The indictment included charges that Cannel received and distributed child pornography and received and distributed obscenity. He was arrested in February 2005.

Posted by kshaw at April 19, 2006 01:18 AM