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Black Hawk Man Sentenced for Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Black Hawk, South Dakota, man convicted of Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet was sentenced on February 5, 2018, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Nathan William Juhala, age 66, was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Juhala was charged on February 22, 2017. The charge relates to Juhala responding to an ad on Craiglist and communicating with someone he believed to be a 15 year-old girl, who was actually an undercover law enforcement agent, for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts.

This case was investigated by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.

Juhala was immediately remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals Service.

Updated February 7, 2018