Valley City (CSi) Barnes County State’s Attorney Tonya Duffy reports that following an investigation by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Valley City Police Department, 28 year old Chance Edwin Fraze of Valley City was charged with a Class “C” Felony, Possession of Certain Materials Prohibited on January 18th, 2023, in Southeast District Court.

According say the defendant allegedly possessed an electronic photograph of three nude males between the ages of 14 to 17 years old on November 17th, 2022.

His initial court appearance is January 31st at 10am in the Barnes County Courthouse before Judge Jay Schmitz.

If convicted, the maximum sentence for a Class “C” Felony in North Dakota is 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.