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Omaha man sentenced in ND child porn case

BISMARCK - An Omaha, Neb., man was sentenced in U.S. District Court for North Dakota on Tuesday to 17 years, six months in prison for distributing child pornography.

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Robert Vangorden. Photo courtesy Bismarck Tribune

BISMARCK - An Omaha, Neb., man was sentenced in U.S. District Court for North Dakota on Tuesday to 17 years, six months in prison for distributing child pornography.
Robert Vangorden, 41, also will be required to pay $5,000 in restitution and serve 10 years of supervised probation upon release.
In the summer of 2013, the Dickinson Police Department, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, conducted a sting operation targeting child predators. An officer posed as a 14-year-old girl on social-networking sites. Vangorden contacted the officer on a site called Chat Avenue, and the conversation later moved to Yahoo! Messenger.
Over a two-week period, Vangorden sent sexually explicit messages and also sent images and video depicting child porn to the officer.

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