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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to 108 Months for Receipt of Child Pornography

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of receipt of child pornography was sentenced on January 19, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Scott Dyson, age 37, was sentenced to 108 months in custody, followed by 6 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution.  He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Dyson was indicted for receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography by a federal grand jury on October 4, 2016.  He pled guilty on September 14, 2017.

On September 7, 2012, and October 14, 2012, Dyson knowingly received child pornography that he downloaded from the internet.  When law enforcement searched his residence in August 2016, they discovered Dyson had a large screen television connected to a computer tower containing several hard drives.  Overall, Dyson possessed over 17,000 images and videos of child pornography.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeff Clapper prosecuted the case.

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

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Updated January 25, 2018