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Local man sentenced for possessing child porn
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A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced in Becker County District Court on three felony counts of possession of child pornography.

Bradley Victor Beck-man, 48, was ordered to serve 59 months (almost five years) in prison on the first count, 489 months (four years) on the second count, and 36 months (three years) on the third count, with all three sentences to be served concurrently.

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He must also register as a predatory offender and supply a DNA sample to authorities, as well as paying a total of $235 in court fines and fees on the three charges.

Twelve additional felony counts of possessing pornography were dismissed at sentencing.

Beckman was charged after a February 2011 search warrant executed at his former home on Birch Street in Detroit Lakes yielded multiple computers, hard drives and other digital media, which were then examined for evidence of pornography.

A total of 77 files were found, with 36 of them containing images of what appeared to be minor children performing pornographic acts.

The search warrant was obtained as the result of an ongoing investigation by the Minneapolis Police Department, in which an Internet address associated with a public directory containing suspected pornographic files was traced to Beckman’s home.

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