Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to 30 years for Child Pornography Charges
United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Possessing, Distributing, and Producing Child Pornography as a result of a federal jury trial in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 30, 2019, was sentenced on January 13, 2020, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.
Kevin Allen Lamm, a/k/a Kevin Malone, age 35, was sentenced to 360 months on each count to be served concurrently in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release on each count to be served concurrently, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $300.
Lamm was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 9, 2017.
The conviction 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 images and videos on a digital memory card. Lamm's sentence was enhanced because he had previously been convicted of a child pornography offense in Lake County, South Dakota, in 2006
This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.
Lamm was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.