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Baron jailed on new child pornography charges

Accused of catfishing 12-year-old student; bail set at $50,000 cash or surety

Ryan Baron, former superintendent and high school principal of the Midkota School District, is facing even more charges for possession of child pornography and for allegedly directing a 12-year-old to send explicit photos.

Back in November of last year, Baron was initially arrested and charged with five felony counts of "possession of certain materials prohibited," which came after a cyber tip was...