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GF man sentenced in child porn case
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A Grand Forks man was sentenced Tuesday to 17 years in prison on charges of possessing and receiving child pornography, U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon’s office announced Wednesday.

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Howard Fjeld, 46, also will be on lifetime supervision after his release, officials said.

According to reports, members of the International Crimes Against Children Task Force downloaded 26 images from a computer located in Fjeld’s apartment in Grand Forks in June 2011.

Authorities later obtained a search warrant and seized electronic media containing child pornography.

The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation conducted a forensic examination, revealing nearly 1,200 images of children, including infants, engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Fjeld pleaded guilty to the charges in April.

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