UPDATE: Sideras pleads guilty to 1 count of child pornography possession

Jim Sideras attends a status hearing on August 9, 2018.

UPDATE, 9:25 a.m.

Former Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Chief Jim Sideras has pleaded guilty to one count of child pornography possession.

Sideras agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors Monday morning.

Prosecutors dropped nine of the ten child porn charges he faced as part of the deal. Sideras originally pleaded not guilty to all ten charges.

The charge Sideras pleaded guilty to comes with a maximum sentence of up to ten years in prison. A sentencing date has not been set.

Original story:

Jury selection in the trial of a former Sioux Falls Fire Rescue chief facing child pornography charges begins Monday.

Jim Sideras has pleaded not guilty to ten counts of child pornography possession.

Sideras was arrested in May of 2017 after authorities raided his Sioux Falls home.