Mount Vernon man sentenced for child pornography charges

MOUNT VERNON, S.D. — A Mount Vernon man was sentenced to over 10 years in prison for distribution and receipt of child pornography.

Richard Charles Tellinghuisen, 29, was indicted by grand jury on July 9, 2019. He plead guilty on Nov. 26, 2019.

Tellinghuisen’s conviction came from incidents around Sept. 11 2017 and Sept. 12, 2017 in which he entered an internet chat room where he chatted with an undercover agent, and knowingly distributed multiple videos containing child pornography.

Tellinghuisen has been sentenced to 121 months in federal federal prison followed by a five-year supervised release.

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