Mar 13, 2013 at 1:27 pm
A preliminary hearing date is set April first for a 28-year old Grand Forks man accused of sending “inappropriate” messages to girls under the age of 16. Jeremy Thompson was originally charged in January with one count of luring a minor by computer or other electronic means. Grand Forks Police Lt-Jim Remer says eight additional victims have been identified as a result of the on-going investigation.
Remer says Thompson used fictitious names and set up facebook accounts to contact the victims. The false names allegedly used include: John Erickson… Megan Littleton…and Eric Berry. The new charges include five counts of luring by computer…three counts contributing to the deprivation of a minor…and one count contributing to the delinquyiency of a minor. Thompson is expected to enter a plea to the charges during an arraignment set for April 4th Thompson was a paraeducator and middle school coach in the Grand Forks school system. He has since been fired.