United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Production of Child Pornography was sentenced on October 5, 2020, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.
David Jon Kindle, age 40, was sentenced to 300 months in federal prison, five years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.
Kindle was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 8, 2019. He pleaded guilty on July 13, 2020.
The conviction stemmed from an incident on or about between November 22, 2018, and November 28, 2018, when Kindle texted a 15-year-old girl. Kindle knew the girl’s mother and texted the juvenile over 2,000 times. He eventually coerced the girl into sending him nude photos of herself.
Kindle’s lengthy prior criminal history prompted U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons to comment that: “Thanks to the combined efforts and teamwork of the Sioux Falls Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, another child predator has been taken off the streets.”
“Adults who use their access to children for their own sexual gratification are both a danger and a disgrace,” said Michael Paul, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Minneapolis Field Office. “The FBI and our law enforcement partners will never stop working to put predators who harm children behind bars. These are incredibly disturbing cases to investigate, but each time we’re able to step in and protect a child victim from further sexual abuse, it’s a good day,” Paul added.
This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.
Kindle was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.