William Kelly Jones, charged with 10 felony counts of possession of child pornography, is scheduled to appear in court Monday to enter a plea.
In Judge Jim EnEarl's court Wednesday, Jones, 47, a Gardnerville resident, waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
"It means the case is going to be adjudicated," EnEarl said. "It's not going to be lessened to a misdemeanor."
Jones' lawyer, Tod Young, said Jones would plea to five counts of possession of child pornography at Monday's court hearing.
Cris Brown, a deputy district attorney, said the negotiation is that Jones will plead to five counts, but the guilty plea has not been entered yet.
Possession of child pornography is a level B felony, punishable by one to six years in the Nevada State Prison.
Jones' hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday in District Judge Michael Gibbons' court.