NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - David Smith, a former Norfolk pastor, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of possession of child pornography in a Norfolk courtroom Wednesday morning.
WAVY News' Ava Hurdle was inside the courtroom and reported Smith's attorney, Howard Copeland, filed one motion with two requests. One asked that Smith enter a treatment facility, which the judge granted.
The second requested Smith have visitation with his children. The judge said he wanted the case to go before the probation office before ruling on that motion.
Smith will be sentenced September 24.
Copeland said his client declined comment, but told WAVY.com, "he's going to tell it all in court. He's going to get on the stand in September and bare his soul to Judge Poston."
Smith is facing up to 50 years in prison.
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