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Rapid City Man Sentenced for Attempted Receipt of Child Pornography

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Attempted Receipt of Child Pornography was sentenced on October 1, 2019, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Patrick Hirl Adkins, age 49, was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stemmed from Adkins communicating with someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts, and requesting that the minor send pornographic images to Adkins.

The investigation was conducted by the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Collins prosecuted the case.

Adkins was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.           

Updated October 7, 2019