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Sioux Falls Woman Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, woman convicted of Possession of Child Pornography was sentenced on November 15, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Sharon Dvorak, age 49, was sentenced to time served, 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Dvorak was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 5, 2019.  She pled guilty on August 5, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from incidents between on or about July 16, 2018, and July 19, 2018, when Dvorak knowingly possessed child pornography that had been mailed, shipped, and transported in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce by any means, including by computer. 

While on Facebook, Dvorak communicated with three individuals on the internet.  Their messages were sexual in nature and they exchanged images of child pornography.  Some of the images included prepubescent children.

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

Updated November 17, 2019