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Red Lake man indicted on child porn and distribution charges

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ST. PAUL — A recently unsealed federal indictment details the possession of more than 1,300 images and 100 videos of child porn possessed by a Red Lake man.

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Joseph Patrick Needham, 52, was charged Tuesday with possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Needham is accused of distributing images of child porn in August 2010.

A 2011 execution of a search warrant at Needham’s home resulted in the seizure of a computer. That’s where the 1,400 files containing child porn were found, according to the release.

If convicted, Needham will face a maximum of 20 years for the distribution charge, and a maximum of 10 years for the possession charge. 

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Justin Glawe
Reporting on crime, courts and Beltrami county government. Follow me on Twitter @JustinGlawe.
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