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DL man in court for possessing pornographic material of minors

A Detroit Lakes man made his first appearance Monday in Becker County District Court on 12 felony counts of possession of pornographic material involving minors.

Bradley Victor Beckman, 47, of 32921 Birch St., Detroit Lakes, is accused of possessing 37 video and image files containing pornographic material involving children.

The items were discovered when a search warrant was executed at his home on Feb. 1, 2011. 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 his home.

He is currently in custody at the Becker County Jail pending his next court appearance, at a Sept. 4 omnibus hearing. His bail was set at $15,000 with conditions, or $25,000 without conditions.