Mare pleads guilty to child porn charges

Fifty-nine year old Donald William Mare of Princeton entered a guilty plea in Penticton Court last Wednesday, March 16.

Fifty-nine year old Donald William Mare of Princeton entered a guilty plea in Penticton Court last Wednesday, March 16.

His charges include: making or publishing child pornography, possession of child pornography, and secretly observing/recording nudity in a private place.  Following a police investigation in 2009, Mare was charged with crimes dating back to as far as 2003.

On May 18, Mare is to appear in Penticton Court for his pre-sentence report.  Mare who was once the editor for the Similkameen Spotlight is well known to the residents of Princeton.