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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Winner Man Sentenced for Attempted Receipt of Child Pornography

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Winner, South Dakota, man convicted of Attempted Receipt of Child Pornography was sentenced on March 9, 2018, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Duane Hosek, age 62, was sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Hosek was one of ten men who were arrested and federally indicted as a result of an undercover sex trafficking operation conducted during the 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, targeting persons willing to pay to have sex with underage girls or boys obtained through the Internet.  The conviction stemmed from Hosek communicating with someone he believed to be a minor for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts, and requesting that the minor send pornographic images to Hosek.

The undercover operation and arrests were a joint effort between the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Rapid City Police Department, and the Pennington County Sheriff’s office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Collins prosecuted the case.

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

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Updated March 17, 2018