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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 4, 2016

Rapid City Man Sentenced for Production of Child Pornography

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City man convicted of Production of Child Pornography was sentenced on July 29, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Wallace Arthur Beane, age 53, was sentenced to 30 years in custody, a lifetime of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Beane was indicted on April 21, 2015, and pleaded guilty on January 8, 2016.  The charge related to Beane knowingly producing images of child pornography on his phone in 2014 and 2015.  These images would be taken after he lured the children into his apartment with candy, alcohol, cigarettes, little pink pills, clothing and/or money.

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

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

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Updated August 4, 2016