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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 6, 2019

Minnesota Man Sentenced for Attempted Receipt of Child Pornography

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eden, Minnesota, man convicted of Attempted Receipt of Child Pornography was sentenced on August 30, 2019, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Jimmy Custodio, age 41, was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Custodio was one of nine men who were arrested and federally indicted as a result of an undercover sex trafficking operation conducted during the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, targeting persons willing to pay to have sex with underage girls or boys obtained through the Internet.  The conviction stemmed from Custodio communicating with someone he believed to be a minor for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts, and requesting that the minor send pornographic images to Custodio.

The undercover operation and arrests were a joint effort between the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Rapid City Police Department, and the Pennington County Sheriff’s office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Collins prosecuted the case.

Custodio was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.           

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated September 6, 2019