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Danny Heinrich Gets Pretrial Hearing In Child Pornography Case

Attorneys for a man authorities have called a person of interest in the 1989 kidnapping of Jacob Wetterling are trying to suppress evidence that led to his being charged with possession of child pornography.

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(Photo: Sherburne County Jail)
(Photo: Sherburne County Jail)
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Person of Interest in Abduction Wants Child Porn Trial Moved

A man who authorities have called a person of interest in the 1989 abduction of a St. Joseph boy wants his trial on unrelated federal child pornography charges moved.

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(Photo: Sherburne County Jail)
(Photo: Sherburne County Jail)
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UPDATE: Danny Heinrich Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ In Federal Court

A man who authorities say is a person of interest in the 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling has pleaded not guilty to several federal child pornography charges. Fifty-two-year-old Danny Heinrich appeared in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis on Monday.

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Jacob Wetterling, image courtesy of The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Jacob Wetterling, image courtesy of The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
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Wednesday is Jacob Wetterling’s 38th Birthday

Wednesday, February 17th is Jacob Wetterling’s 38th birthday. Wetterling went missing from St. Joseph on October 22, 1989. His case remains open and unsolved. In a news release from the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, Patty Wetterling writes that she's still praying for Jacob's safety and for answers.

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Jacob Wetterling, image courtesy of The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Jacob Wetterling, image courtesy of The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
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New Lead Investigator Named For Jacob Wetterling Case

A new lead investigator has been named for the Jacob Wettlering case. Stearns County Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold is taking over after Captain Pam Jensen recently retired. Jensen led the Wetterling investigation for about 15 years.

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Daniel Heinrich
Daniel Heinrich - Sherburne County Jail Photo
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Top 10 of 2015: #1 – Danny Heinrich Named Person of Interest in Wetterling Case

Today we unveil our top local news story for 2015...coming in at #1 is the story of an Annandale man charged with child pornography, who is also a person of interest in the abduction of Jacob Wetterling.

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(Photo: Sherburne County Jail)
(Photo: Sherburne County Jail)
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Indictment Adds More Counts Against Heinrich in Porn Case

A federal grand jury has added more child pornography charges against a man authorities have called a "person of interest" in the 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling.

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Patty Wetterling speaks to the crowd. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Patty Wetterling speaks to the crowd. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Community Meeting Hopes to Bring Healing, Renewed Hope In Wetterling Case [VIDEO]

A community meeting filled the Paynesville High School Auditorium this (Sunday) evening with a sense of healing, support and renewed hope in the Jacob Wetterling case. Patty and Jerry Wetterling formed the community event called "a night of sharing and healing" to connect with residents who's lives have been changed since Jacob Wetterling's abduction on October 22nd 1989.

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Wetterling News Conference
Patty Wtterling, Jerry Wetterling and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CEO John Ryan speak to reporters at a news conference highlighting Jacob Wetterling abduction. Lee Voss, WJON News
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Wetterlings to Hold Community Meeting in Paynesville

The parents of an 11-year-old St. Joseph boy abducted in 1989 are holding a community meeting to help central Minnesota residents cope with recent developments in the case.

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Annandale Community Reacts to Heinrich Arrest [VIDEO]

Community members of Annandale say it's been an upsetting week following the arrest of one of their residents for possession of child pornography.

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