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rapid city man sentenced for distributing child pornography

September 11, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Distribution of Child Pornography was sentenced on September 9, 2013, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court. 

Gary Scott Whiting, age 49, was sentenced to 84 months of imprisonment, 10 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Between May and July 2012, in Rapid City, Whiting knowingly distributed pornographic material through a shared computer program.  All eight videos possessed and distributed by Whiting contained images of young boys, clearly under the age of 18, engaged in various sexual acts.  He pled guilty on May 3, 2013.

The case was investigated by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.






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