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Big Lake Man, 48, Sentenced For Producing Child Porn

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 48-year-old Big Lake man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for producing videos of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

On Monday in federal court, Joel Grogan Zigler was sentenced to the prison term on one count of production of child pornography. Zigler was indicted on Sept. 20, 2011 and pleaded guilty on Jan. 30, 2012.

In his plea agreement, Zigler admitted to inducing minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct while recording it with a digital camcorder. He produced the videos in a Hibbing motel room.

The videos, camcorder and other media was seized from Zigler’s parents’ residence during the execution of a search warrant, where Zigler was staying, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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