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Former Fergus Falls teacher sentenced for child pornography

November 3, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A longtime substitute teacher in Fergus Falls has been sentenced to five years in prison on a child pornography charge.

Authorities say that undercover agents discovered that Joshua Noble was active on an internet-based messaging service called Chatstep. He allegedly had more than 240 images of children under 12.

The 39-year-old Noble pleaded guilty in June to distribution of child pornography.

Noble also was ordered to pay $26,000 in restitution and pay a $5,000 special assessment to the Domestic Trafficking Victims Fund.

Noble subbed in Fergus Falls for about 15 years.

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