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Man Arrested on Internet Crime Charges

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An investigation led by Internet Crimes Against Children Investigators led to the arrest of a 19-year-old Minot man accused of making Internet-related contacts with children in Minot and the surrounding area, and at times, out of state.

Minot Police say Nicholas Thiel made a majority of contacts on Facebook using the name Brandon Heirs, and provided sexually provocative pictures of himself to several underage girls. 

He also tried to get some of the the underage girls to send him sexually provocative pictures, and in some cases photos were sent to him.

Thiel also encouraged them to meet him, and in one instance he made threats to an underage child.

Thiel was arrested on 17 felony charges today including a Class B felony for Promoting or Directing an Obscene Sexual Performance and 12 Class C felonies for Promoting Obscenity to Minors.

Thiel was taken to the Ward County Jail.
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