Fargo Man Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft, Possession of Materials Involving the Sexual Exploitation of Minors| 11/30/2011
A Fargo man has pleaded guilty to charges of identity theft and possession of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors.
Thomas Jacob Weldon, 32, pleaded guilty to using personal information of three Jamestown residents to purchase items for his own use. Weldon also pleaded guilty to possessing videos on his computer, which depict children involved in sexually explicit conduct.
The incidents occurred between April and July of 2010 in the District of North Dakota. The charge of identity theft carries a statutory maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and the charge of possession of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors carries a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years` imprisonment.
Sentencing for Weldon has been scheduled for Feb. 13, 2012, in United States District Court in Fargo at 1:30 p.m.