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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to 97 Months in Custody on Child Pornography Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sioux Falls man charged with Possession of Child Pornography was sentenced on June 20, 2011, by Chief US District Judge Karen E. Schreier. Mark Regan Glammeier, age 62, was sentenced to 97 months in custody to be followed by five years of supervised release. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Glammeier was indicted for Possession of Child Pornography by a federal grand jury on March 3, 2010. On June 10, 2009, printed images of child pornography were found at a nursing home room previously occupied by Mark Glammeier. Later in the same day, law enforcement searched Glammeier’s residence in Sioux Falls and found more printed photos of child pornography. They also found a computer and external hard drive that contained hundreds of images of child pornography. When interviewed, Glammeier admitted that he downloaded child pornography from the internet onto his computer. He pled guilty on April 1, 2011.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI, the Sioux Falls Police Department, and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper.

Glammeier was ordered to surrender to authorities in July to begin serving his sentence.

This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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