Arraignment reset to Friday in child pornography case

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — A Forks man charged with possessing more than 270,000 images of child pornography will be arraigned Friday.

William Otis Crippen, 57, is charged with five counts of first-degree possessing depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and seven counts of second-degree possessing depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

His arraignment was moved from last Friday to this Friday because defense attorney John Hayden was not available, court papers said.

Crippen was arrested March 13 after Forks police say they found the images at Crippen’s house.

He was released from the Clallam County jail on his own recognizance March 16.

If convicted, Crippen faces a maximum sentence of 8 1/2 years in prison, county Deputy Prosecuting Attorney John Troberg has said.

Last modified: March 30. 2015 6:52PM
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