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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Rapid City Man Pleads Guilty To Illegal Use Of The Internet

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced Casey James Godfrey, 29, of Rapid City, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on January 15, 2015, and pled guilty to Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet.  The Magistrate Judge is expected to recommend Godfrey’s plea be accepted by the District Court.

The penalty upon conviction is a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison up to life imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.     

Between July 2013 and January 2014, at Rapid City, Godfrey used the Internet to entice two females under the age of 18 to engage in sexual activity. 

The investigation was conducted by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Collins.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date will be set. 

Godfrey was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals pending acceptance of his plea and sentencing. 

Updated June 22, 2015