Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Sexual Exploitation of a Child and Possession of Child Pornography

 United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Sexual Exploitation of a Child and Possession of Child Pornography, was sentenced on November 23, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Dustin Red Legs, age 41, was sentenced to 264 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $200.

Red Legs was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 14, 2019.  He was found guilty by a jury at trial on July 31, 2020.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on September 24, 2018, when Red Legs knowingly used a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing any visual depiction of such conduct in Eagle Butte, South Dakota.  Red Legs further knowingly possessed and attempted to possess material that contained an image of child pornography, which had been mailed and shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

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

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