Grand Meadow man’s child pornography, hidden camera trial rescheduled for April

Grand Meadow man’s child pornography

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(ABC 6 News) – A Grand Meadow man facing 12 child pornography charges, three charges of interfering with privacy–hiding a surreptitious device, and various drug and firearm charges will now stand trial in April, according to Minnesota court records.

Nicholas Adam Sneed, 46, appeared for a Mower County pretrial hearing Friday, Feb. 16.

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A new pretrial hearing was scheduled for April 19, followed by a jury trial beginning April 29.

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Sneed was originally charged with hiding cameras in a bathroom and interfering with the privacy of three individuals in December of 2022.

After the original charge, Sneed was charged with drug possession and illegally owning firearms and ammunition, based on several previous felony convictions.

The Mower County attorney’s office dropped three charges of violent felon in possession of a firearm/ammunition, because Sheriff Steve Sandvik issued Sneed a gun permit in 2021.

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In September of 2023, the Mower County Sheriff’s Office allegedly found photos of clearly prepubescent girls in sexual situations on electronics found in Sneed’s home, and the attorney’s office charged him with the child pornography counts.