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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 16, 2018

Ellsworth AFB Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of Child Pornography was sentenced on February 12, 2018, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Ryan Davies, age 28, was sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Davies was charged on June 14, 2016, after law enforcement received a CyberTipline Report from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children that an individual was uploading naked images of juveniles to a cloud account. Law enforcement traced the account to Davies, who was found to have child pornography images on several electronic devices.

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

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

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Updated February 16, 2018