Box Elder man sentenced for child porn charges

AUTHOR’S NOTE: A correction to the original story has been made, changing the terminology “minor women” to “minor females.” I apologize for the confusion and poor choice of words in the original release. 


RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Box Elder man found guilty of receipt and possession of child porn charges back in January 2021 has been sentenced to eight years in prison and 10 years supervised release for each charge.

51-year-old Christopher Lee Golden will serve his time concurrently, meaning the time he serves will count towards both sentences.

Golden knowingly received and possessed sexually explicit images of minor females between June 2014 and September 2018. He possessed five devices contain child porn when he was arrested in 2018. He was arrested in Rapid City on a Colorado fugitive warrant for sexual exploitation of a child.

This case was investigated by the South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, the Meade County Sheriff’s Office, and members of the Black Hills Fugitive Task Force.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather Sazama prosecuted the case.

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