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Rapid City Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Conviction

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 Possession of Child Pornography was sentenced on October 25, 2019, by Karen E. Schreier, U.S. District Court Judge.

Jeremiah Richards, age 35, was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund and an additional $5,000 special assessment to the Victim of Human Trafficking Act of 2015.

The conviction stemmed from Richards possessing multiple child pornography videos and images on his cellular phone.

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

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

Updated November 1, 2019