Rapid City man sentenced for sending ‘obscene’ pictures to a minor

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Rapid City man will spend the next year in prison after sending obscene pictures to someone he believed to be a minor.

According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons, 37-year-old Christopher James Perry was convicted of attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor. He was sentenced on Nov. 19 by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken.

Perry was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Perry also may be required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

The conviction stems from Perry sending an obscene image of himself to someone he believed to be a 15-year-old girl via the internet, in August 2017 in Rapid City.

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

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