Charges: Hockey players videotaped sex with 15-year-old


Two junior hockey players are accused of making a sex video with a 15-year old girl in a motel room in Moorhead, Minnesota, and then sending the video to other people.

The Fargo Forum reports the two, Thomas Carey and Brandon Smith, both 19, were each charged Tuesday in Clay County with using a minor in a sexual performance, possession of child pornography and distributing pornography, all felonies.

The two men are players with the Lincoln Stars junior hockey team, and the incident occurred on February 14 after their team played a game in Fargo against the Fargo Force, the newspaper said.

According to police, the girl had met Carey, a former Moorhead High School hockey player, on Facebook about a week before the game, the Forum reports, and they had sex at a Moorhead motel room after the game.

 She discovered they had been videotaped when she began getting messages from other hockey players and girls making reference to the video. The girl believes Smith was the one who recorded the incident.

The cellphone video was distributed to an unknown number of people, including hockey players and Moorhead High School students, the Associated Press reports. Carey had sent the video to the girl as well, she told police.

The Lincoln Stars released a statement saying the two players have been suspended indefinitely for violating the USHL’s code of conduct, and that the team is cooperating with the police investigation.

Carey and Smith are scheduled to make their first court appearances July 10.

Next Up

Gary Kubiak

Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak announces retirement

Kubiak wraps up a career that has spanned nearly four decades.


Minneapolis police seeks public help finding missing woman

A 63-year-old woman has been missing since Tuesday

coronavirus testing

Don't want to talk to a contact tracer? MN debuts online option after positive test

The department says the survey will allow its staff to keep track of more cases at a faster pace

Family Dollar

Money Gal Coaching: 12 things you are wasting your money on

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.

police lights

Three teens charged in Minneapolis robberies

The incidents took place on Saturday in Minneapolis.

covid-19, coronavirus, ppe

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, January 21

It's the first time in exactly four months that Minnesota has had fewer than 100 COVID patients in intensive care.

icy roads, bad roads

Girl, 16, killed in crash with semi on icy Minnesota road

The crash happened in Dodge County around 8 a.m. Wednesday.

police lights

Road rage incident sees driver punch out man's window, punch him in face

The incident happened in Waite Park Wednesday morning.

Screen Shot 2019-10-11 at 7.01.24 AM

Minneapolis will recover $100K in costs connected to 2019 Trump rally

The Target Center operator said it'll pay the costs over three years.

Jacob Frey

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey confirms run for reelection

He has faced criticism over the city's response to George Floyd's death.