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Rapid City Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of Child Pornography was sentenced on January 19, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Gary Asmus, age 43, was sentenced to 18 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, ordered to register as a sex offender, and to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Asmus was charged on October 21, 2014, and pleaded guilty on September 18, 2015. The conviction stems from Asmus knowingly possessing child pornography on a computer in Rapid City between December 2013 and March 2014.

This case was investigated by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.

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

Updated January 29, 2016