Wis. man accused in child porn case pleads guilty

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Posted: Mar 14, 2011 2:08 PM
Wis. man accused in child porn case pleads guilty

A Wisconsin man accused of transforming his apartment into a pornographic shrine to young girls is avoiding a trial.

Kevin Derks pleaded guilty to ten counts of possession of child pornography in Kenosha County.

He was charged with 20 counts in November 2009, but ten counts were dismissed Friday. His trial had been scheduled to start March 28.

According to a criminal complaint, the 54-year-old had arranged mannequins in a sex act and plastered every flat surface with pictures. The complaint also said he had a poster of actresses Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen with a caption inviting himself to join in sex acts with them.

Investigators say Derks denied ever having sexual contact with a child, but that he thinks children are beautiful.