- Associated Press - Monday, August 25, 2014

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - A California man accused of posing as an actor from the “Twilight” movie series has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse.

The Newton Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1pYpThI ) 33-year-old David LaVera entered the plea Monday against several charges including third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. A trial date has been set for Nov. 5.

LaVera is accused of using his smartphone to record a 12-year-old taking a shower and using the bathroom. He is also accused of recording a 14-year-old using the bathroom.

LaVera previously pleaded not guilty to charges of enticing a minor, carrying weapons and failure to have a valid driver’s license. He is accused of inappropriately touching a teenage girl while posing as an actor from the “Twilight” movie series.

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Information from: Newton Daily News, https://www.newtondailynews.com

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