Mt. Vernon man set to possibly change plea in child pornography case

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 32-year-old Mt. Vernon man charged in Jefferson County Court with multiple counts of possessing child pornography has scheduled a possible change of plea next week.

Philip Borcherding
(Source: JCSO)

Philip Borcherding is facing 10 Class X felony counts of possessing child pornography depicting a victim under the age of 13.

He’s remained in the Jefferson County Jail with bail set at $1 million since August when deputies arrested him at his home in the 800 block of South 20th in Mt. Vernon.

Detectives had received information regarding suspected child pornography activity in the county. An investigation led to the execution of a search warrant at Borcherding’s home and his subsequent arrest.

He initially pleaded not guilty in the case but is now scheduled to possibly change that plea at a November 2 hearing in Jefferson County Court.