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Mitchell Man Sentenced for Conspiracy for Sex Trafficking

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mitchell, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy for Sex Trafficking was sentenced on January 27, 2020, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Timothy Allan Bingham, age 58, was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.  Bingham also needs to register as a sex offender.

Bingham was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 6, 2018.  He pled guilty on November 7, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from incidents between July 16, 2018, and July 23, 2018, when Bingham conspired with Walter Jandreau to knowingly and intentionally coerce a 16 year-old girl to engage in a commercial sex act.  Bingham picked up Jandreau and the juvenile and took them back to his residence.  Bingham provided methamphetamine to Jandreau in exchange for sexual contact with the minor. 

Jandreau was sentenced on December 2, 2019, to 210 months in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Mitchell Police Department, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.

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

Updated January 28, 2020

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