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Madison Man Charged with Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography

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

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Madison, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography.

Treton Anderson, age 24, was indicted in August of 2022.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on August 18, 2022, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 40 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between on or about December 18, 2021, and June 29, 2022, Anderson knowingly received and distributed, and attempted to receive and distribute child pornography that had been mailed, shipped, and transported in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce by any means, including by computer.

The charge is merely an accusation and Anderson is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by Homeland Security Investigation, the Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Sioux Falls Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper is prosecuting the case.   

Anderson was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.



Updated April 19, 2023

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