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Ellsworth Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, man convicted of Receipt of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography was sentenced on December 8, 2017, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Colby Haggerty, age 26, was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment, 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Haggerty was charged on May 20, 2014, and was found guilty of both offenses after a four-day federal jury trial in July 2017. The conviction stems from Haggerty downloading at least 1,000 pornographic images of children, including infants, between 2009 and 2015, while living on Ellsworth Air Force Base and in Rapid City.

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

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

Updated December 12, 2017

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