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Moorhead hockey player in sex tape case pleads guilty to underage drinking

Thomas Ryan Carey

FARGO – A Moorhead junior hockey player accused of distributing a video he and another player allegedly made of him having sex with an underage girl pleaded guilty Thursday in Cass County District Court to a charge of being a person under 21 consuming or possessing alcohol, a Class B misdemeanor.

Thomas Ryan Carey, 19, was cited for the offense July 11 at the grandstand at the Red River Valley fair in West Fargo, the day after his first appearance in Clay County District Court on charges of use of a minor in a sexual performance, as well as possession and distribution of child pornography, all felonies.

Court documents say Carey and one other player with the Lincoln Stars videotaped themselves having sex with a 15-year-old girl in their hotel room in Moorhead after a game there in February against the Fargo Force.

Court records show Carey received unsupervised probation, plus $225 in court fees.

The imposition of his sentence was deferred, which means if he doesn’t violate any more laws during the next year, his record get wiped out.