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March 18, 2014
Authorities arrest 14 in porn website involving 251 children
WASHINGTON - Authorities have arrested 14 men in a secret, members-only child pornography website that involved 251 children, mostly boys, in the United States and five other countries, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Some of the men assumed female online personas to connect...
news / nation
March 18, 2014 - 1:32pm
October 23, 2012
Dassel, Minn., man faces 16 felonies for allegedly abusing girl, making pornographic movies
LITCHFIELD -- A 23-year-old Dassel man made his first court appearance Monday on 16 felony charges of criminal sexual conduct, use of a minor in a pornographic work and possession of pornography for allegedly sexually abusing and making videos of a girl for 10 years. Nathan Charles...
news / region
October 23, 2012 - 12:00am
October 22, 2012
Dassel, Minn., man held on child porn, sex charges
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. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, investigators...
news / region
October 22, 2012 - 9:26am
December 21, 2011
Willmar. Minn., man indicted on federal child porn charge
WILLMAR -- Christopher Shawn Robison, 36, of Willmar, was indicted this morning in federal court on one count of production of child pornography. According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office, the maximum penalty for the charge is 30 years in prison, with a mandatory...
December 21, 2011 - 12:08pm
November 9, 2010
Rural Park Rapids man faces 11 child pornography charges
A rural Park Rapids, Minn., man made his first appearance Wednesday in Becker County District Court on 11 felony counts of possession of child pornography. Gregory Hubert Dirkes, 45, of 36318 Co. Rd. 127, Park Rapids, was charged as the result of an undercover investigation conducted...
news / state
November 9, 2010 - 11:00am
July 1, 2010
Milroy man to serve 21 months in prison for possessing child porn on computer
GRANITE FALLS -- A 30-year-old man will serve a 21-month prison sentence after being convicted in Yellow Medicine County on five felony counts for possession of child pornography. District Judge Bruce Christopherson on Monday sentenced Scott Russell Brown, of Milroy but previously...
news / region
July 1, 2010 - 12:00am
May 7, 2009
Man pleads to porn charge, will receive stay on sentence
WILLMAR -- A 23-year-old Marshall man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of possession of pornography for having sexual videos and images of children on his laptop computer. Thomas Daniel Burt entered the plea in Kandiyohi County District Court and will receive a stay of...
news / local / region
May 7, 2009 - 12:00am
November 6, 2008
Willmar man gets fines, probation for child porn conviction
WILLMAR -- A 20-year-old Willmar man was sentenced to 36 months in prison, which was stayed, $1,500 in fines and five years of probation on three felony charges for possessing pornographic material. As part of his sentence in Kandiyohi County District Court, Brent Lee Peterson was...
November 6, 2008 - 12:00am
October 4, 2008
Internet porn charges dismissed against Willmar man
WILLMAR -- Charges of soliciting a teenaged girl on the Internet and e-mailing sexually suggestive photos to her have been dismissed against a 26-year-old Willmar man. In a ruling issued Friday, Judge Michael Thompson wrote that there wasn't enough probable cause to prosecute Adam...
October 4, 2008 - 12:00am