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FARGO — A Fargo man is facing life in prison for child sex crimes.

Dustin Kewley and another man from out of state are accused of sexually abusing a one-and-a-half-year-old girl at a Super 8 motel in Moorhead in May 2017.

Kewley pleaded guilty to transporting a minor, coercion and enticement along with four counts of distributing child pornography and five counts of possessing child pornography.

All of which are federal crimes.

Kewley was arrested September 1, 2017, in Fargo, after undercover investigators caught him offering to stream the molestation of a minor online.

In August 2017, Undercover FBI agents caught Kewley in a mobile chatting app called 'Kik.'

He talked about wanting to molest a young girl, and then showed an explicit video of a girl, believed to be between ages four and five, and an older man having sex with her.

Several agencies then started an investigation.

When they went to arrest Kewley, they found text conversations revealing that in May 2017, he and another man, Bryan Hogle, met up at the motel to sexually assault the 18-month-old girl. Hogle is a registered sex offender.

On October 9th, as a part of the guilty plea agreement, both Hogle and Kewley were required to give up their laptop and iPhone.

Those were believed to contain many more explicit photos.

Kewley is due to be sentenced January 9.