(KNUJ) A New Ulm man is facing 11 felony counts of possession of pornography videos and images involving minors.
Charges were filed in Brown County District Court Friday against 28-year-old Zachary T. Anderson.
Authorities say the images were found on Anderson’s phone after a Renville County investigator checked the phone while investigating an unrelated restraining order violation in August 2019.
Renville County Investigator Jeff Nelson searched Anderson’s phone with his permission and saw suspicious files there.
Nelson seized the cell phone to preserve as evidence and later obtained a search warrant for it.
Nelson examined the phone and found a couple of photo files he suspected contained child pornography and applied for another search warrant to examine the files.