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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Eagle Butte Man Charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Child and Possession of Child Pornography

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Sexual Exploitation of a Child and Possession of Child Pornography.

Dustin Red Legs, age 40, was indicted on May 14, 2019.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on July 16, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 30 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on September 24, 2018, Red Legs enticed a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for purposes of producing visual depiction of the conduct, and further possessed and attempted to possess material that contained an image of child pornography.

The charges are merely accusations and Red Legs is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

Red Legs was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated July 18, 2019