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ND man charged with filming sex with minor, showing it to friends

STANLEY, N.D. -- A pretrial conference is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 4, in district court in Stanley for a New Town man accused of filming himself having sex with an area girl and then sending the video to friends.

Deondre Garfield Peart, 20, is charged with promoting a sexual performance by a minor, a Class B felony carrying a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Peart had consensual sex with the girl in September 2016, when he was 18 – a week shy of turning 19 – and the girl was 16. The girl's mother contacted police about the video in November 2016.

The state dropped a Class A misdemeanor corruption of a minor charge against Peart in April 2017.