Logan man waives preliminary hearing in child porn case

LOGAN — A 25-year-old Logan man has waived his right to a preliminary hearing and will now face 10 felony charges of downloading child pornography.

Zachary Wallin appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. He has been charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a child, a second-degree felony.

Wallin’s defense attorney, Wayne Caldwell told the court they wished to waive the scheduled hearing. They also said prosecutors had made a plea offer and they asked for a couple weeks to consider it.

State attorney Barbara Lachmar said charges were filed against Wallin after child pornography was found on his personal computer. Logan City Police seized the computer while conducting a search warrant, after agents with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) tracked the porn to Wallin’s computer IP address.

Lachmar said it’s a pretty straight forward case and each charge represents one piece of picture or video evidence.

Wallin is expected to enter a plea November 9, when he appears again in court.

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