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Murdo Man Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Murdo, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of Child Pornography was sentenced on May 8, 2017, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Tyree Yellow Elk, age 22, was sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Yellow Elk was charged on July 26, 2016, and pleaded guilty on January 13, 2017. The conviction stems from Yellow Elk knowingly distributing and receiving multiple images of child pornography between March 2014 and July 2016.

This case was investigated by the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.

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

Updated May 17, 2017

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