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Bismarck man pleads not guilty to child obscenity charges

July 10, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man accused of terrorizing and sending child pornography has pleaded not guilty in South Central District Court.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that 50-year-old Curtis McGarvey is charged with 21 counts of promoting obscenity to minors, six counts of promoting a sexual performance, one count of child neglect, one count a terrorizing and a misdemeanor count of stalking.

McGarvey waived his right to a preliminary hearing. A judge set trial for Jan. 7.

Authorities say McGarvey planted covert cameras in his residence and stalked an underage girl. The terrorizing charge is connected to a bomb threat at a high school banquet.

Justin Vinje, McGarvey’s attorney, said earlier that his client maintains his innocence.

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