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Former Minot Air Base airman admits to 8 child porn charges

 

MINOT -- A 29-year-old former Minot Air Force Base airman from Littleton, Colo., pleaded guilty on Monday, July 9,  in district court in Minot to three Class A felony charges of uploading child pornography to Twitter and to five Class C felony charges of possession of child pornography.

Duc Anthony Nguyen’s pleas were made on an open plea basis, meaning that Judge Gary Lee could sentence him as he chooses when Nguyen is sentenced on Dec. 7.  He faces up 20 years in prison on most of the charges.

Lee ordered Nguyen taken into custody immediately after he changed his pleas. Nguyen uploaded sexually explicit images to Twitter of girls who appeared between the ages of 8 and 16. He also possessed sexually explicit images of minor girls on his cell phone. He was charged after police received a tip from the Minot Air Force Base, which had initially received the report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Police obtained a search warrant and searched Nguyen's southeast Minot residence on Feb. 2, 2017, while he was still in the Air Force.

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