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Child pornography trial set for Lake Park man

MINNEAPOLIS - A jury trial is set for April 21 in federal court in Minneapolis for a Lake Park man charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

John Elof Seley Sr., 50, was indicted Sept. 24 by a federal grand jury on charges of felony possession of child pornography and felony distribution of child pornography.

The crimes allegedly occurred in 2010.

The possession charge involves five video files, and the distribution charge involves five computer photo files, all that he allegedly received and sent via the Internet and, judging by their titles, depict sex acts with young children.

FBI agents seized two computer towers, a computer and three external hard drives allegedly used by Seley.

On Sept. 26, bond was set at $25,000 in his case.

Seley’s attorney is Craig Ritchie of Fargo.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Calhoun-Lopez is prosecuting the case. It is being heard before Judge John R. Tunheim.

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