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Rapid City Man Indicted for Using the Internet to Engage in Illegal Sexual Activity

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet, and Receipt of Child Pornography.  

Shane Douglass Davison, age 35, was indicted on May 24, 2016, and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on June 3, 2016.  He pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The penalty upon conviction is a mandatory minimum of 15 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, lifetime of supervised release, and a $5,000 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges relate to Davison using a cell phone and computer to engage in illegal sexual activity with minor females located in the Philippines. The charges are merely an accusation and Davison is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins is prosecuting the case.

Davison was detained pending trial.  A trial date has been set for July 26, 2016.

Updated June 8, 2016

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