Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges

Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges Click to Enlarge Photo: Stearns County Jail

(KNSI) - A St. Joseph man is facing ten counts of possession of child pornography after investigators say they uncovered dozens of videos on his laptop.

Dale Louis Benjamin, 37, was arrested on Wednesday and booked at the Stearns County Jail. His bond was set at $50,000.

According to the criminal complaint, investigators found 90 videos of sexual assaults on young girls and boys on Benjamin's laptop.

Investigators say Benjamin admitted that the laptop was his, and that he said he was looking at adult pornography when he came across the child pornography.

The complaint says the man was allowing child pornography to be downloaded from his account on a peer-to-peer file sharing network.

Each of the ten felony charges Benjamin is facing comes with a maximum sentence of five years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine.

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