By Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A man from the United Kingdom says he will plead guilty in a child pornography case that allegedly involved a 13-year-old victim from Fargo and others.

Simon Riley is charged with three counts, including sexual exploitation of a minor and advertising material regarding the sexual exploitation of minors.

Authorities traced the explicit images to a website account in Wales. Riley was arrested in September while vacationing in Orlando, Florida.

Court documents show that Riley was in possession of about 1,800 images of child pornography.

Riley faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years.

A federal public defender could not be immediately reached for comment.

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