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Fargo man snared in underage sex sting gets jail time

Wade C. Pfarr

FARGO — A 42-year-old man was sentenced Monday, Jan. 28, to spend about two months in jail on charges stemming from his arrest in an underage sex sting.

Wade Clifton Pfarr, of Fargo, pleaded guilty at Monday’s hearing to a felony count of patronizing a minor for commercial sexual activity, and Cass County District Judge Tom Olson sentenced him to 60 days in jail followed by 18 months of supervised probation.

Pfarr was given credit for nine days spent in jail, and he must pay about $1,000 in fines.

Pfarr was arrested in October as part of an undercover operation, dubbed Guardian Angel, in which detectives posed as a female under the age of 18 and communicated with 39 people about exchanging money for sex acts.

He was the only bust in the sting operation.

In 1998, Pfarr was sentenced to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with a crash in Moorhead that killed two people.