Anoka man sentenced for possession of child pornography

Staff Writer
I cover the cities of Andover, Blaine and Ramsey. I have worked at ABC Newspapers since August 2007.

An Anoka man who was found with nude images and video of very young children, including a 4-year-old, was sentenced Aug. 1 in Anoka County District Court.

Charles Allan Cramblitt, 34, was sentenced on three felony charges of possession of pornographic work involving minors. He was given credit for 135 days served in jail but does not need to serve any more time. He was placed on five years probation.

Terms of probation include not being able to move to a new home, going to a park, using social networking websites or stay overnight somewhere other than his primary residence without approval from his probation officer. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is reviewing his case and he may need to register as a predatory offender.

According to the criminal complaint, an Anoka police officer on patrol at 2:10 a.m. Feb. 13 saw a suspicious man walking in the area of Seventh Avenue and Buchanan Street. He was identified as Cramblitt and was wanted on a warrant. He admitted to smoking meth two hours earlier and said he had just left a house after baby-sitting a 4-year-old girl.

At the Anoka County Jail, law enforcement found a small camera attached to long cables inside Cramblitt’s jacket. A detention deputy also found a pair of children’s underwear. Cramblitt said they belonged to the 4-year-old girl and he was taking them home to clean them, according to the complaint.

Authorities obtained a search warrant for three cell phones and a smartwatch that Cramblitt had on him. They found an image of a nude toddler with an adult man’s penis exposed near her vagina and additional images of prepubescent female children who are nude with a penis inserted in their mouths, according to the complaint.

Police also found a video of a girl changing her underwear that was confirmed to be the 4-year-old he had been baby-sitting, according to the complaint.

The police also found videos that appeared to be filmed through the blinds of Cramblitt’s home on Third Avenue in Anoka. The focal point of the videos are children playing outside in neighboring yards, according to the complaint.

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