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Whitney Heichel murder suspect now faces child porn charges

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Jonathan Holt appeared in court via video arraignment on Thursday. Jonathan Holt appeared in court via video arraignment on Thursday.
Jonathan Holt's mug shot in Clackamas County. Jonathan Holt's mug shot in Clackamas County.
GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -

A man who stands accused of kidnapping and killing 21-year-old Whitney Heichel now faces new charges relating to burglary and child pornography.

Jonathan Holt pleaded not guilty Thursday to a new 11-count indictment, charging him with 10 counts of second-degree encouraging child sex abuse and one count of burglary.

Court documents said Holt had child pornography with file names such as "Tara 8 year old" on his computer.

The indictment also alleges Holt broke into Heichel's Gresham apartment and stole her iPhone. Police said he replaced the SIM card and started using it as his own.

Holt made his appearance in Multnomah County Circuit Court via a live video feed from the Clackamas County Jail, where he's being held in connection with Heichel's death.

Back in October, Holt pleaded not guilty to killing Heichel, but a probable cause document said he admitted to waiting outside Heichel's Gresham apartment and asking her for a ride.

About five minutes into the ride, detectives said, Holt told investigators he pulled a gun and forced her to drive to Roslyn Lake in Clackamas County. Once there, deputies said he forced Heichel to perform a sex act on him.

Gresham police investigators said he then shot and killed Heichel, and dumped her body on Larch Mountain.

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