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Sioux Falls Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Transportation of Child Pornography and Distribution and Receipt of Child Pornography.

Enoch Fields, age 38, was indicted on September 4, 2019.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on October 11, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, life of supervised release, and up to $200 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between October 28, 2018, and March 20, 2019, Fields knowingly transported child pornography using a Google Photos account via the internet.

The Indictment also alleges that between May 31, 2019, and June 18, 2019, Fields also knowingly received and distributed, and attempted to receive and distribute, child pornography that had been mailed, shipped, and transported in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce by any means, including a computer.  

The charges are merely accusations and Fields is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Department of Homeland Security.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper is prosecuting the case.   

Fields was released on bond pending trial, which has not been set.

Updated October 16, 2019

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