Guilty plea in child porn case

Sentencing will he heard in October for an oilfield company office worker caught viewing child pornography on his work computer.

Sentencing will he heard in October for an oilfield company office worker caught viewing child pornography on his work computer.

Bradley Willford, 55, pleaded guilty in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday to one count of possessing child pornography.

In an abbreviated version of the agreed statement of facts, Crown prosecutor Jennifer Rees of Calgary said an information technology specialist discovered about 250 images on Sept. 14 while doing routine maintenance on Willford’s desktop computer.

Investigators from the RCMP integrated child exploitation unit searched Willford’s home computer as well, finding about 100 more images.

Willford’s job with the oilfield company was “terminated” a few days after the initial report was made, said Rees.

She asked Judge Jim Hunter to withdraw additional charges of making and distributing child pornography.

Further details about the remaining charge will be brought before the court on Oct. 9, when Willford is scheduled to return for a sentence hearing.

Rees and defence counsel Pat Penny asked for the adjournment to allow time for preparation of a risk assessment and a pre-sentence report.

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