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Rapid City Man Sentenced for Receipt of Child Pornography

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 Receipt of Child Pornography was sentenced on August 10, 2018, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Waylen Block, age 45, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and restitution in an amount to be determined within 90 days.

Block was charged on April 18, 2017.  The charge related to Block receiving thousands of images containing child pornography via the Internet between April 2016 and September 2016 at Rapid City.  Block also produced several images of child pornography and distributed them via the Internet.

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

Updated August 13, 2018

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