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Bemidji man pleads guilty to child porn charge

BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man charged with six counts of possession of child pornography pleaded guilty to all counts in Beltrami County District Court.

Richard Henry, 49, was arrested in May after law enforcement served a search warrant April 9 at his residence on the 2600 block of Delton Avenue Northwest in Bemidji. Henry was found to be in possession of a smartphone with images of children in pornographic and sexual situations. The phone was seized and Henry left the residence. He was later located and arrested on May 1.

Henry pleaded guilty Aug. 10 to possession of pornographic work involving minors. He is currently being held in the Beltrami County Jail. Sentencing has been set for Sept. 21.

Possession of pornographic work involving minors is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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