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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced for Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography

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

SIOUX FALLS - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography was sentenced on November 28, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Dylan St. Claire age 31, was sentenced to ten years and one month in federal prison, five years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

St. Claire was indicted by a federal grand jury in September of 2021. He pled guilty on September 2, 2022.

The conviction stemmed from incidents between March 10, 2021, and July 21, 2021, when St. Claire knowingly received and distributed material containing child pornography. While using his KIK social media account, St. Claire engaged in chat conversations with other KIK users. During those conversations, St. Claire shared files that contained videos of child pornography, including prepubescent minors that had not attained the age of twelve years old.

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

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

St. Claire was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated November 29, 2022