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Dickinson man sentenced for possession of child pornography

BISMARCK -- A Dickinson man has been sentenced to 13 years and eight months in federal prison for possession of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors Monday at U.S. District Court, a statement read.

BISMARCK - A Dickinson man has been sentenced to 13 years and eight months in federal prison for possession of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors Monday at U.S. District Court, a statement read.

Eric Schrum, 38, was convicted of amassing a collection of more than 70,815 sexually explicit images and videos involving minors after it was seized by authorities in December 2013.

In addition to the time served in prison, Schrum will serve 10 years of supervised release, pay $850 in restitution, and also pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims' Fund.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Dickinson Police Department, Southwest Drug Task Force and the Stark County Sheriff's Office.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.

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