Fargo man sentenced to 35 years for abusing child

January 9, 2019

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo man has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for sexually abusing a toddler and child pornography.

Prosecutors say 36-year-old Dustin Kewley took the 1-year-old child from Fargo to Moorhead, Minnesota where he and a co-defendant abused the toddler at a hotel in May 2017.

Federal agents, working undercover, began communicating with Kewley who said he planned to produce a video of the child being abused. Kewley electronically sent the video to an undercover agent.

Co-defendant Bryan Hogle has pleaded guilty to charges and will be sentenced Jan. 25.

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