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Rapid City Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Child Pornography Charges

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

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Receipt of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography was sentenced on August 1, 2022, by Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Gray Allen Asmus, age 49, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison, followed by 10 years supervised release for Receipt of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography.   The sentences are to run concurrently.  Asmus was also ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $200.

Asmus was arrested and federally indicted following two Cybertips from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.  Asmus was previously convicted of Possession of Child Pornography in 2016, and forensic examination of Asmus’ devices revealed multiple images of child pornography.

This case was investigated by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, Rapid City Police Department, and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.

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

Updated August 4, 2022

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