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South Dakota man charged, accused of trespassing, child porn while staying in 16-year-old Williston girl’s closet

WILLISTON, N.D. -- Police say a 25-year-old man was found in a teenage girl’s bed, and that the man had nude photos of the girl.

Christopher Tahsler, of Rapid City, S.D., was charged Friday, Aug. 24, with criminal trespassing and with possession of child pornography, both class C felonies. He was ordered held on $20,000 bond.

A woman called police shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday and said she found a man lying in her daughter’s bed, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Northwest District Court. Her daughter, who is 16, was not home at the time.

Police found Tahsler in the home, and he said he’d been talking with the girl via cell phone, social media and Playstation for about five years, court records indicate. He told police he’d come to Williston on Aug. 12, met the girl at her house on Aug. 17 and had been staying in the girl’s closet since Monday, Aug. 20.

Tahsler told the officer that the conversations he’d had with the girl were sexual in nature and admitted having nude photos of her on his phone, charging documents state.

Tahsler is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on the two charges on Sept. 20.

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