Santa impersonator pleads guilty

John Peters (Image courtesy Wake County Sheriff's Office)

September 29, 2012 4:14:19 AM PDT
Seventy-year-old John Peters, who is also known as "Santa John," has pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and soliciting a child by computer .

Peters will serve 20-36 months in prison and must register as a sex offender.

Peters was first arrested in January after police said he tried to get an Apex teenager to pose for nude photos.

Peters faced new charges in March when a second alleged victim came forward who said he solicited her at a YMCA in Wakefield.

He has until Oct. 5 to turn himself in.

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