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Husband gets 3 years prison for possessing nude photo of girl he married

By Mason White 2:45 PM July 16, 2017
Thomas Hannibal Drumgold II
Thomas Hannibal Drumgold II
By: Emily Lewis

A married woman in North Dakota, begged a judge to free her husband from prison despite possessing nude photos of her on his phone.

Minot police said that they have arrested 36-year-old Thomas Hannibal Drumgold II, after being accused of having nude photos of his wife on his phone when she was just 17 years old.

In court, Drumgold pleaded guilty to promoting obscenity to a minor and possession of child pornography. Judge Todd Cresap sentenced Drumgold to serve 3 years in prison.

Drumgold will still have to register as a sex offender possibly for life. He was booked into the Ward County Jail.

According to the police investigation, while searching
Drumgold’s phone, officers found nude photos of the 17-year-old girl who later married the suspect.

While Drumgold was in jail, officers overheard him talking about sex with his future wife. When the victim turned 18, she married Drumgold.

The victim begged the judge to dismiss the charges against her husband because she loved him and sending him to prison will only hurt her further.

The victim’s mother asked the judge to sentence Drumgold to the maximum of 5 years in prison, saying that she did not approve of her daughter’s marriage to the suspect.

Judge Cresap compromised, sentencing Drumgold to three years in prison.