Dustin Muscha convicted of child porn charges after losing phone at Carrie Underwood concert

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Muscha pleaded guilty to creating child porn videos featuring prepubescent children.
Moorhead resident Dustin Muscha now faces up to 80 years in prison, but he might still be a free man if he hadn't lost his phone at a Carrie Underwood concert in Fargo last September.

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Muscha's phone, misplaced during the September 29 concert at the Fargodome, was returned to an area Sprint store. A manager scanned its files in hopes of figuring out who owned it and ended up discovering a child pornography video. He then contacted police.

According to a release from the District of North Dakota U.S. Attorney's Office, pornographic videos found on Muscha's phone featured a six-year-old girl and two other children under the age of four. After tracing the phone to Muscha and obtaining search warrants, authorities found "additional child pornography material" in a South Fargo storage unit rented by Muscha.

"Through further investigation by BCI and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), it was discovered that Muscha created the child pornography videos involving the prepubescent children between March of 2009 and September of 2012 in both Fargo and Moorhead," the U.S. Attorney's Office release reads.

Earlier this week, Muscha, 32, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of minors and two counts of possession of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors. His sentencing is scheduled for late August.

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lilmomade
lilmomade

I am the mother of his last victim. He hit me and jumped out of the vehicle because the cops were called by a by stander who witnessed him freaking out on me. He was an evil person to live withvery abusive in all ways to me. In north dakota anyone can go through a persons cell phone its not illegal its illegal for the police though without a search warrent. I gave all info I could I built this case. His family is now slandering me, I could care less. We lived in moorhead amd the moorhead prosecutors are not convicting him of my daughters crimes. They feel that the binding plea of 30yrs federal time is good enough. But its not. Where is the justice foe my child? What do I tell her when she is older and contacted with the case and ask why didn't he get charged for me? It was her in the videos on the phone. There is so much more to this case. I am petitioning for justice for her I won't stop fighting for her ever and all child who are victims. He is only getting the posession for child pornograpy crossing state lines. All victims over the past 10yrs were under 6yrs old. I will be creating a fb page soon called justice for Cece. Please support us in the rest of this long road. We lost everything. I lost my house (rental company said they can't have criminals like me living there! I'm the crimial?) I lost my job. I fought child protective services for months. Ill give details more on the fb page once created. If anyone knows where I can turn to so I can make this known everywhere. This is the largest child pornography case in nd. All help would be greatly appreciated there's no outlets around here to turn to.

ryan.w.schmidt
ryan.w.schmidt

The Sprint Store manager didn't have to go through the phone to find out it's owner. All he had to do was simple search on his computer with Sprint's search on IMEI's and he would have been able to locate the person this phone belong to.

Arkadi
Arkadi

Glad he was caught, but disturbed by how many commenters think prison rape is okay.

Jeremiah Jazdzewski
Jeremiah Jazdzewski

Only 80 yrs for going to a Carrie Underwood concert? I would have thought he'd get more.

BigLex SouthSide WherevaImat
BigLex SouthSide WherevaImat

Well it looks like someone's gonna b someone's bitch in jail!! Haha pervert hope this muthafucka gets raped everyday untio he kills his self.

Lola House
Lola House

I wonder what his fiancé thinks! Or how she feelin right now...disgusting.

Gabriel Millerd
Gabriel Millerd

Lol, you had me with a pitchfork and torch with Carrie Underwood

Nicholas Rupar
Nicholas Rupar

Hopefully this scumbag serves all 80, I'd add one more for having shit taste in music.

Joshua Dorrian
Joshua Dorrian

Hope the other inmates rape you to death with a broomstick. Better yet a rusty shank.

Jean Claude Cau
Jean Claude Cau

What in the hell is a "Fargodome"? Is that like Thunderdome?

Shawn Kuiper
Shawn Kuiper

Scum bag !!! Good I hope he gets every bit of 80 years

Ross Levine
Ross Levine

If I was the manager of that Sprint store, I'd ask for a raise.

Sam Sneed
Sam Sneed

Fuck spending the money on 80 of housing & feeding him... I got .19 you guys can have right now for a 9mm bullet...

Rob Peterson
Rob Peterson

Another reason not to go to a Carrie Underwood concert.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@jason.kornelis Yeah, you judge the quality of a society by how they treat the powerless and despised.  Criminals should be caught and punished but they shouldn't suffer cruelly or be victims of crime themselves.  Innocent people go to prison.  So do good people who made a mistake.  A rape ruins a life.  Evil just breeds more evil. 

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@jason.kornelis uhhh nobody cares about people in prison - out of site out of mind.

did you ever think that that is just part of the package for breaking the law...seems like raping child abusers is justifiable. disagree?

ryan.w.schmidt
ryan.w.schmidt

Actually that manager could be fired for going through a customers phone.

afterhours69
afterhours69

The manager can't be fired. In nd its not against the law for a citizen to go thru another citizens phone. Only for a govt person to go thru it without a warrent it illegal

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