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Former pastor pleads to child porn charge

Lawrence Kilbourn, the former pastor of Forest Hills United Methodist Church, has pleaded guilty in federal court to using a computer to receive child pornography.

Kilbourn, 43, stepped down from his church post last October after confessing a "sexual addiction."

Authorities say Kilbourn made videotapes of himself molesting young children. He was arrested after his daughter saw one of the tapes and recognized his ring on a hand in the tape.

Investigators seized more than 15,000 computer files from Kilbourn's house, some of which contain pictures of young children posed or engaged in sexual conduct.

Kilbourn pleaded guilty Wednesday without reaching an agreement that might include recommendations from prosecutors about a possible sentence. He is free on an $80,000 bail.

Sentencing has not been set. Kilbourn's attorney could not be reached.

Motorcyclist dies in Riverview Drive wreck

TAMPA _ A 30-year-old man was killed early Thursday when his motorcycle crashed into a traffic sign on Riverview Drive, just east of Van Fleet Road, sheriff's deputies said.

Scott Allen Thomas, of 3715 Cold Creek Drive in Valrico, was thrown from the motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene at 2:05 a.m.

Deputies said they found a bag of marijuana in his pants pocket.

Man hurt in Jan. 29

motorcycle wreck dies

TAMPA _ A motorcyclist injured in an accident one week ago died from his injuries Thursday night.

Alvin Joseph Burges, 18, of 9002 Exposition Drive, died at St. Joseph's Hospital, where he had been in critical condition since the Jan. 29 accident. Burges was hit on Gunn Highway by a Cadillac driven by Ana Otero, 65, of Spring Hill.

Sheriff's investigators asked that anyone who witnessed the crash call 813-247-0330 to assist their investigation.

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