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Detroit Lakes man accused of exchanging nude pictures with teen

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A Detroit Lakes man faces two felony charges in Becker County after allegedly exchanging nude pictures with a 15-year-old girl via Facebook.

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Dallas Dale Petree, 19, is charged with possessing pornographic work-computer disk/electronic/magnetic/optical image with porn and distributing via electronic communication material that relates/describes sexual conduct to a child.

On July 14, Detroit Lakes police responded to a report of sexual communication through Facebook between Petree and a 15-year-old girl. The communication included references to sexual acts, as well as exchanging nude images of both Petree and the girl, authorities said.

Officers spoke with the girl, who admitted to the communications and allowed officers to search her cellphone. They also spoke with Petree, who admitted exchanging the images via Facebook and text, authorities said.

Petree could face up to eight years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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