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Sioux Falls Man Convicted on Child Pornography Charges

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that Kevin Allen Lamm, a/k/a Mike Malone, age 35, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was found guilty of Possessing, Distributing, and Producing Child Pornography as a result of a federal jury trial in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 

The charges carry a maximum penalty of 50 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000.00 fine, lifetime of supervised release, and a $300 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  

Lamm was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 9, 2017. 

The charges stemmed from incidents between January 12, 2017, and April 27, 2017, when Lamm knowingly received and possessed child pornography.  The investigation also revealed that Lamm created a fake Facebook account and used it to persuade a 14 year-old girl in another state to send sexually explicit photographs to him using Facebook Messenger.  When law enforcement searched his Sioux Falls apartment, they found child pornography on a digital memory card.

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.

A presentence investigation was ordered and Lamm is scheduled to be sentenced on January 13, 2020.  The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated October 30, 2019

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