Court charges northern Minnesota man with possessing child porn, Facebook stalking
BRAINERD, Minn. — A 28-year-old Brainerd man in is jail and faces child pornography charges after investigators received four tips from the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children.
Dylan David LaPointe made his first appearance Tuesday, Sept. 4, in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd. He was charged with five felonies, three for child porn and two for stalking an underage victim.
A Crow Wing County investigator and a Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent were working the case. The four tips, starting July 19, stated LaPointe took inappropriate photos of a 10-year-old girl and was in possession of child pornography, that he had access to a 7-year-old girl and there were concerns he may sexually exploit her, took sexually explicit photos of a 10-year-old girl, and a tip submitted by Facebook regarding possible child sexual molestation and child pornography.
In the Facebook chat logs, LaPointe appears to discuss taking sexually explicit images of a child he appears to have access to. Based on the chat logs, it appeared he engaged in sexual activity with the child victim.
There were also multiple Facebook conversations between LaPointe and a 15-year-old girl documented through Facebook chat logs between the dates of July 31 and Aug. 15, said court documents. LaPointe also references a desire to have sexual contact with a 4-year-old girl in the chat logs.
LaPointe admitted to investigators when he was arrested last week that he had images of the older girl but denied having sexual contact with her. He also denied taking inappropriate photos of the younger girl.