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Madison Man Sentenced on Possession of Child Pornography

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Madison, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of Child Pornography was sentenced on September 25, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Scott Roger Kraft, age 60, was sentenced to 140 months in custody, followed by 8 years of supervised release.  He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Kraft was indicted for Possession of Child Pornography and Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition by a federal grand jury on July 12, 2016.  He pled guilty to Possession of Child Pornography on May 9, 2017.

On March 30, 2016, law enforcement searched Kraft’s home for child pornography.  Kraft had been on parole supervision for a 2015 felony conviction for sexual exploitation of a minor in Lake County.  Police found compact discs containing photos and videos of child pornography, along with a loaded handgun, in Kraft’s Madison home. 

This case was investigated by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, and the Department of Homeland Security.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.

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

Updated October 2, 2017

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