A Pasco man will go to prison after admitting he filmed a young teen girl wearing lingerie and posing seductively, and later tried to touch her inappropriately.
Daniel Paul Devorkin, 49, pleaded guilty in Benton County Superior Court to attempted second-degree child molestation and sexual exploitation of a minor.
As part of the negotiations, Deputy Prosecutor Anita Petra agreed to dismiss the aggravating circumstance allegation that Devorkin used his position of trust to commit the sexual exploitation crime.
Petra told the Herald she was in favor of resolving the case so the victim did not have to testify before a jury at trial.
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Devorkin's wife, Suzette Angela Razzolini, has a new case in connection to the photo and video shoot. Her first court appearance is scheduled July 5.
Devorkin was arrested May 2 after allegations surfaced that he'd exposed himself to the girl while at a Kennewick home.
A self-described nudist, he asked the girl if he could touch her and wanted her to cuddle with him when he was naked, court documents stated. The girl refused and apparently recorded the conversations so she could show what Devorkin was doing, documents stated.
Those incidents occurred in late April.
The investigation into the alleged sexual contact included an analysis of Devorkin's computer, where detectives discovered video of a three-hour photo shoot involving the same girl.
That photo session in September took place in Devorkin's Pasco home and led to an additional charge against Devorkin and a new case for Razzolini.
The 40-year-old woman can be seen on the video posing with the girl and an older teen, while also instructing them what to wear and how to model, according to court documents.
Devorkin took pictures and shot the video, which also shows the couple providing booze to the younger girl and drinking it with her, documents stated.
The girl proceeded to become intoxicated and allegedly changed her lingerie outfits in front of the couple as the video camera captured her naked body.
Razzolini is charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor. The charge is for getting a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct, knowing that it would be photographed or part of a live performance.
Devorkin's sentencing is set for July 26, but that date could be pushed back while the court awaits a presentencing report from the state Department of Corrections.
He faces a maximum of 10 years behind bars for his convictions. However, Devorkin and defense lawyer Sal Mendoza Jr. reportedly accepted the plea with a recommended sentence of five years and eight months.