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Published September 29, 2010, 01:54 PM

ND man sentenced for possessing child porn

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Bottineau man has been sentenced for possessing child pornography.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Bottineau man has been sentenced for possessing child pornography.

Federal authorities say 24-year-old Benjamin Thompson was sentenced on Monday to one year in a halfway house and 10 years of supervised release. He'll also be required to register as a sex offender, and he was given credit for serving one day in jail.

Thompson pleaded guilty in June to possessing child pornography.

Authorities say Thompson lent his computer to two students at the Burdick Job Corps in Minot. The students suspected the computer had child pornography stored in it and turned it over to school officials, who called authorities.

An inspection of the computer found more than 100 videos and images of child pornography.

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