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Associated Press, Published April 12 2012

Wahpeton man sentenced to 10 years on child porn charges

FARGO — A Wahpeton man accused of possessing hundreds of images of child pornography was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.

Benjamin Hager had pleaded guilty earlier to possession of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors and receipt of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors.

Authorities say a search of the 38-year-old Hager's home yielded 747 VHS tapes with numerous images of children engaged in sexually explicit behavior.

Hager had faced a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

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