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Menahga man charged for sending nude photos of 13-year-old to others

A 20-year-old man from Menahga faces three felonies in Wadena County Court for allegedly sending digital photos of a 13-year-old girl to acquaintances.

According to a court complaint, Joshua Joseph Brasel had received explicit photos of the young girl via text from the young girl. In October, he allegedly showed and sent some of those images to acquaintances of his. Interviewed by Menahga police, Brasel initially denied possessing or sending the nude photos, but eventually allegedly admitted to both.

Brasel was charged Dec. 12 with two counts of possessing pornographic work and one count of disseminating pornographic work. He was set to appear on the charges on Jan. 9.

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