California Firefighter Pleads Guilty To Taking Nude Photos Of Underage Girl

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) -- A California firefighter admitted to taking nude photos of an underage girl in a Layton motel.

Nolan D. Osborn, 56, of Lake Forest, Calif., pleaded guilty Thursday to felony sexual exploitation of a minor. He had originally been charged with attempted forcible sexual abuse and two counts of lewdness, said Davis County Deputy Attorney Rick Westmoreland.

A sentencing hearing is set for Jan. 20, when Osborn could be sentenced to serve up to five years in the Utah State Prison. Osborn will be registered on the state's sex offender list, Westmoreland said.

According to police documents, he listed the Orange County Fire Department as his employer and his rank as engineer.

"The case is under investigation under our level, and we will cooperate with the Davis County authorities,'' Orange County Fire Battalion Chief Ed Fleming said.

Fleming could not say how long Osborn has been employed with the department.

Layton City Assistant Police Chief Craig R. Gibson said police were contacted by the Division of Child and Family Services concerning two girls who said Osborn took photos of them last summer at a motel. Osborn was arrested June 24.

Also charged in the case is Natalie W. Taylor, 43, of Pleasant View, who is charged with two misdemeanor counts of lewdness.

Her next hearing is set for Feb. 3 and a jury trial is set for Feb. 16, said Kris Neal, Layton city prosecutor.

She has been employed with the Davis school district as a bus assistant, said school spokesman Christopher Williams.

The district put Taylor on administrative leave and investigated the situation, but did not find sufficient evidence to dismiss her, Williams said.

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