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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Edgemont Man Sentenced for Transfer of Obscene Matter

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Edgemont, South Dakota, man convicted of Transfer of Obscene Matter to a Minor was sentenced on March 6, 2017, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Darren Scott Heller, age 49, was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Heller was charged on March 22, 2016. The conviction stems from Heller sending obscene material to a minor female from his smartphone in May 2015.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.

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

Updated March 9, 2017