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Sioux Falls Man Indicted for Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet

January 20, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sioux Falls man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet.

William Craig Bluedog, age 21, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 10, 2012, for the above offense. He appeared before US Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on January 19, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a mandatory minimum of 10 years in custody and a maximum of life. The charge is merely an accusation, and Bluedog is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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

Bluedog was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.



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