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Fargo man pleads not guilty to 12 counts of possessing child porn

Brent Braun

FARGO — A 43-year-old man pleaded not guilty to possessing child pornography Thursday, July 12, at a hearing in Cass County District Court.

Brent Braun, of Fargo, is charged with 12 felony counts of possession of certain materials prohibited.

On June 12, detectives contacted Braun at his place of work while authorities were searching his home for child porn images and videos that were downloaded using his IP address and a BitTorrent network, according to court documents.

Braun acknowledged downloading voyeuristic images of underage girls. Police seized 12 video and image files involving underage girls from Braun's devices, court documents said.

Braun was arrested June 12 and later posted $50,000 bond to be released. He has a felony dispositional conference set for 3 p.m. Sept. 13.