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

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Pierre Man Charged with Receipt, Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pierre, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Receipt and Distribution of Images Depicting the Sexual Exploitation of Minors and Possession of Child Pornography.

David Foster, age 34, was indicted on January 17, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 25, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 40 years in custody and/or a $500,000 fine, up to life of supervised release, and a $200 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between October 5, 2016, and May 4, 2017, Foster knowingly received and distributed images depicting minors involved in sexually explicit conduct.  The Indictment further alleges that Foster was in possession of Child Pornography.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Department of Homeland Security.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.   

Foster was released on bond pending trial which has been set for March 20, 2018.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated January 30, 2018