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

Friday, June 23, 2017

Rapid City Man Indicted for Commercial Sex Trafficking

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Commercial Sex Trafficking.

Kevin D. Jenkins, age 41, was indicted on June 14, 2017. Jenkins appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on June 16, 2017, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, a mandatory minimum term of 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge relates to Jenkins obtaining a child between the ages of 14 and 18, to engage in a commercial sex act between January and August of 2016.

The charge is merely an accusation and Jenkins is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen is prosecuting the case.

Jenkins was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Human Trafficking
Updated June 23, 2017