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Rapid City Man Sentenced to Sixty Years in Prison for Attempted Sexual Exploitation of Minors

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 on two counts of Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Minor was sentenced on June 18, 2018, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Chance Garrett Williams, age 38, was sentenced to 30 years in prison on each count, to run consecutively, for a total sentence of 60 years in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, and ordered to pay a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Williams was charged on June 20, 2017.  The conviction stems from Williams’ molestation and production of child pornography of multiple children, one starting when she was approximately 4-5 years old.

“This defendant committed unimaginably horrendous crimes against these brave young children,” said U.S. Attorney Parsons. “As they grow up and try to build lives for themselves, they will at least be secure with the knowledge that the person who did this to them is locked up in a federal prison where he surely belongs.”

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

Updated June 22, 2018

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