Man Sentenced For Possession Child Porn

Man Sentenced For Possession Child Porn Click to Enlarge Photo: Stearns County Jail

(KNSI) – A St. Joseph man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to a disturbing crime.

Dale Louis Benjamin pleaded guilty to five counts of possession of child pornography in June and was sentenced last week to three years and three months in prison.

Five other charges of possession of child pornography got dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

In May of 2018, police searched the 39-year-old’s laptop and found more than 90 videos of sexual assaults on young girls and boys.

Some of the victims were less than a year old.

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

According to the criminal complaint, Benjamin let child pornography be downloaded from his account on a peer-to-peer file-sharing network.

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