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DL man accused of possessing, sharing child pornography

A Detroit Lakes man has been charged with possession and dissemination of pornography involving minors, after a video file containing child pornography that was found on the Internet was allegedly traced back to his I.P. address.

Michael Wayne Tallman, 57, of 3326 Shorewood Circle, will appear in Becker County District Court on June 2 to face two felony counts of possession of pornography-dissemination and possession of pornography involving minors.

The charges stem from a March 16, 2007 incident in which an Internet video file containing known child pornography was allegedly traced back to an I.P. address later identified as his.

A search warrant was executed at his home on July 10, 2007, in which his computer was seized as evidence. Upon examining the computer, investigators allegedly discovered another image identified as child pornography on his hard drive.

Tallmann has been released on $10,000 bail pending his court appearance.

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