North Dakota – A former child care provider in Minot is facing federal charges after police alleged he created child pornography while sexually abusing two young children.

According to court documents filed July 12:

The Ward County Sheriff’s Office started investigating a report on Feb. 10 of Evan abusing children he babysat. Evan sexually abused three of the four children multiple times, and created child porn using two of the children, according to investigators.

One child allegedly told investigators Evan wouldn’t let the children play video games or with a phone if they refused to “do it.”

Evan, who was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and moved to North Dakota in April 2020, allegedly told law enforcement he “touched all the kids except” one. He acknowledged taking naked photos of one child and forcing another to watch porn with him.

He was initially charged in Ward County District Court with three Class AA felony counts of gross sexual imposition and a Class A felony charge of using a minor in a sexual performance.

Those charges were dismissed two days after federal prosecutors filed their case.

The North Dakota Department of Human Services clarified that Evan was a self-declared child care provider, which means he is certified but not licensed to care for children in the state. He was allowed to care for up to five children.

By Joseph Franklin

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