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Dassel, Minn., man held on child porn, sex charges

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

LITCHFIELD -- A 23-year-old Dassel man is in the Meeker County Jail awaiting his first court appearance on criminal sexual conduct, use of a minor in sexual performance and child pornography possession charges.

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According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, investigators arrested Nathan Charles Robert Schwartz Friday at a Litchfield residence as part of an on-going investigation into the possession and manufacturing of child pornography and criminal sexual conduct involving a minor.

A search warrant served on Schwartz' rural Dassel residence last month turned up media evidence, drug paraphernalia and other evidence.

The Sheriff's Office with the assistance of the State Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Forensic Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, recovered pictures and videos from the media evidence showing child pornography. Officers also found photographic evidence showing Schwartz in possession of assault style rifles. Schwartz is currently a registered predatory offender and is a felon.

The investigation is ongoing and Norlin expects additional charges to be filed.

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