MOORHEAD — A Moorhead man who received a home from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" as a child 11 years ago will avoid time behind bars after admitting to disseminating and possessing child sex abuse images.

Clay County Judge Tammy Merkins on Tuesday, Sept. 14, sentenced 21-year-old Garrett Joseph Grommesh to 90 days of electronic home monitoring and seven years of supervised probation for four felony charges: one count of disseminating child pornography and three for possession. The remaining seven charges were dismissed.

The Moorhead Police Department received a call in August 2019 that images depicting child sex abuse were found on Grommesh's cellphone, according to court documents. Police also discovered Grommesh had shared some of the images online, a criminal complaint said.

Grommesh had faced up to seven years in prison for the most serious charge: dissemination. A plea agreement, which Merkins followed, called for no time in prison.

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Garrett Grommesh with his family. Submitted photo
Garrett Grommesh with his family. Submitted photo

In exchange, Grommesh pleaded guilty in the case in July. He also must register as a sex offender.

The Moorhead man declined to make a statement in court prior to sentencing.

Grommesh and his family were featured on "Extreme Makeover" in 2010, when more than 4,000 volunteers helped the reality TV show build the family a 5,200-square-foot home.

The house was built to be more accessible than the previous home. Grommesh uses a wheelchair because he was born with spina bifida, a condition that prevents proper spinal cord development.

Grommesh was 10 years old when the house was presented to him and his family. It was built in 4 1/2 days.

Grommesh still lives in the home, according to court documents.