September 26, 2019
VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) – A professional photographer pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually assaulting teenage girls during modeling sessions in Carlsbad.
Robert Koester, 52, originally pleaded not guilty to 23 felony charges late last year , but he reached a plea agreement.
He now faces 25 years in state prison for his crimes against four teenage girls, which include rape, possession and production of child porn, and sexual battery.
Some of the survivors of Koester’s crimes sat in the Vista courtroom beside their families as he pleaded guilty behind a glass window.