- Associated Press - Thursday, September 7, 2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - A Grand Forks man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison on child pornography charges.

Thirty-eight-year-old Eric Basile pleaded guilty earlier to a pair of charges, including receiving and distributing child pornography.

Authorities say the case came to the attention of law enforcement after two University of North Dakota students complained that Basile had engaged in inappropriate behavior. Basile had been a flight instructor at the school.

U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson also ordered Basile to serve 15 years of supervised release and pay $24,000 to a crime victims’ fund.


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