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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced for Child Pornography

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

United States Attorney Alison Ramsdell announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of Child Pornography was sentenced on June 27, 2022, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Shilo Ziegler, age 39, was sentenced to five years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Ziegler was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 9, 2020.  He pled guilty on March 28, 2022.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred sometime prior to December 13, 2015, in Lower Brule, South Dakota.  Ziegler set up a video tablet in a room he knew a minor victim was about to enter and change in after she exited the shower.  A video was later recovered on the same tablet which showed the nude minor.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services, and the FBI.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

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

Updated June 29, 2022

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