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

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Philip Man Sentenced for Attempted Possession of Child Pornography

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Philip, South Dakota, man convicted of Attempted Possession of Child Pornography was sentenced on October 2, 2017, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Ryan Lloyd Kammerer, age 27, was sentenced to 2 years of probation and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Kammerer was one of ten men who were arrested and federally indicted as a result of an undercover sex trafficking operation conducted during the 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, targeting persons willing to pay to have sex with underage girls or boys obtained through the Internet.  The conviction stemmed from Kammerer communicating with someone he believed to be a minor for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts.

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. 


Updated October 3, 2017