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Rapid City Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

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 was sentenced on August 16, 2022, by Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Javier Clark Moreno, age 41, was sentenced to 17 ½ years in federal prison, followed by eight years of supervised release.  Moreno was ordered to pay a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100 and will be required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

Moreno, formerly the Captain of the Salvation Army of the Black Hills, was arrested and federally indicted following two Cybertips from Kik Messenger.  An examination of Moreno’s Kik account revealed over 10,000 recordings and images of child pornography including sadism and penetration of infants and toddlers.  Moreno later admitted to viewing and collecting child pornography since the early 2000’s. 

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

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

Updated September 1, 2022

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