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Suburban Phoenix teen gets probation in explosive-device case

TEMPE, Ariz. -- A Tempe teenager accused of having an improvised explosive device in his bedroom has been sentenced to a year of probation.

A Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman said Joshua Prater, 19, was sentenced Thursday by a court commissioner.

Prater had been charged with misconduct involving weapons, but he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct last week.

Police have said a cleaning woman in May 2013 found the device inside the Prater family home and took it to a fire station.

Firefighters notified police, and the bomb squad responded and disabled the device.

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