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Agency Village Man Charged in Federal Court with Transferring Obscene Material to a Minor

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Agency Village/Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man has been charged with two counts of transferring obscene material to a minor.

Aydan Sam Kirk, Jr., age 22, was indicted on March 3, 2020.  He appeared before Judge Veronica L. Duffy on March 11, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

According to the charging documents, on September 26 and October 2, 2019, Kirk knowingly used a facility and means of interstate commerce, that is, a computer connected to the internet and a mobile phone, to transfer and attempt to transfer obscene matter to an another individual who had not attained the age of 16 years, knowing that such other individual had not attained the age of 16 years.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri is prosecuting the case.   

Kirk was ordered to home detention pending trial.

Updated March 18, 2020