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Published March 03, 2011, 02:12 PM

Wahpeton man pleads not guilty to child porn possession

Wahpeton, ND (WDAY TV) - A Wahpeton man accused of possessing hundreds of child porn images pleaded not guilty.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Wahpeton, ND (WDAY TV) - A Wahpeton man accused of possessing hundreds of child porn images pleaded not guilty.

37-year-old Benjamin Hager entered the plea yesterday in US District Court to two charges of sexually exploiting children. He's accused of collecting images of underage girls, some of them allegedly from a father in Detroit, who used his four daughters.

Court documents also show Hager had an increasing sexual appetite for children, culminating in his February arrest on the federal charges. If convicted, Benjamin Hager will face decades in a federal prison as well as fines up to half a million dollars. Trial is scheduled for April 19.

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