Trial date set in child porn case

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WALLA WALLA — A local man is set for trial March 4 and 5 in Walla Walla County Superior Court on charges he has dealt in and possessed child pornography.

David N. Polk, 55, of 427 S.E. Eighth St., College Place, pleaded innocent Monday afternoon to five counts of second-degree dealing in and four counts of second-degree possessing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

College Place police served a search warrant at Polk’s home in June and allegedly found slides and computer images of four teenage girls — who lived in Walla Walla — exposing themselves.

Polk took the pictures in the mid-1980s, according to a College Place police report filed in court.

He is accused of duplicating and disseminating nude pictures of juvenile girls to two people in 2011.

Polk also allegedly copied many digitized images from one computer hard drive to another.

In addition, “There were a large amount of slides and pictures recovered showing other unidentified nude females who are believed to be under 18,” the police report says.

Polk was arrested Dec. 6 at his residence. Bail was set at $25,000.

He was released from the County Jail pending further court appearances after a bail bond was posted the following day.

Polk reportedly is the founder and was a moderator of the “Walla Walla Sweet Onion Burger” Facebook page.

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