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District of South Dakota

Friday, January 17, 2014

Box Elder Man Sentenced For Using Computer To Engage In Criminal Sexual Conduct

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Box Elder, South Dakota, man convicted of Receipt of Child Pornography was sentenced on January 10, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Craig Joshua Weires, age 23, was sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment, 10 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.   
In April 2013, while executing a search warrant on Weires’s home, law enforcement authorities found child pornographic videos on Weires’s computer, which he had downloaded off the Internet. 
The investigation was conducted by the Rapid City Police Department, Pennington County Sheriff's Office, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Office of Special Investigations from Ellsworth Air Force Base, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins.  

Weires was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  

Updated June 22, 2015