Federal prosecutors call child porn sentencing "most egregious they've seen"Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Federal prosecutors in Fargo call this one of the most egregious child pornography cases they've ever seen.
By: Kay Cooley, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Federal prosecutors in Fargo call this one of the most egregious child pornography cases they've ever seen.
33-year-old Dustin Muscha of Moorhead will spend 30 years behind bars after sexually exploiting several young children in our community.
The federal investigation started when Dustin Muscha lost his cell phone at a concert. After someone turned it in, the phone company discovered homemade child pornography videos involving a six-year-old girl.
Court documents reveal the videos made by this 33-year-old Moorhead man show him touching and sexually assaulting young girls - daughters of his ex-girlfriends.
During Muscha's sentencing, WDAY learned he created at least some of the videos while the mother of the victim was sleeping.
He also hid cameras around other women's homes in their bathrooms and bedrooms.
Prosecutors said he assaulted 4 girls between the ages of 2 and 6, over the last 10 years in both Fargo and Moorhead.
And called this "one of the most egregious sexual assault cases this court has ever seen. The defendant is a dangerous person."
When Muscha had a chance to testify he said, "If I could go back in time I would. I have a problem."
Muscha originally pleaded guilty in a plea agreement to 4 charges- all involving sexual exploitation of minors.
Today a judge sentenced him to 30 years in prison and supervised probation for life.
And said, "You believe that you're the center of the universe. If you're ever going to find any healing, you'll have to look outside yourself."
A mother of one of the victims told me she hopes Muscha can also be charged in Clay County where some of the offenses happened.
Muscha has a lengthy criminal history in both Cass and Clay counties, including drug and alcohol charges, driving related violations, and domestic assault.