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Summerset Man 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 Summerset, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of Child Pornography was sentenced on July 26, 2019, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Kevin Michael Dawson, age 49, was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stemmed from Dawson downloading images of child pornography from the internet and printing them in March 2018 at Summerset.  

The investigation was conducted by the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Collins prosecuted the case.

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

Updated July 30, 2019

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