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Minnesota Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Minneapolis, Minnesota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Production of Child Pornography and Receipt of Child Pornography.

Nicolas Edward Wilson, age 34, was indicted on July 9, 2019.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on August 5, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 30 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, life of supervised release, and up to $200 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about December 30, 2014, Wilson knowingly enticed and coerced a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of such conduct, knowing such depiction would be transported in interstate or foreign commerce by computer.

The Indictment also alleges that on or about between September 23, 2012, and April 4, 2015, Wilson knowingly received and distributed, and attempted to receive and distribute, any child pornography that had been mailed, shipped, and transported in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce by any means, including by computer.

The charges are merely accusations and Wilson is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper is prosecuting the case.   

Wilson was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial, which has been set for October 15, 2019.

Updated August 9, 2019

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