United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sisseton, South Dakota, man was sentenced in federal court on November 12, 2020, for transferring obscene material to a minor. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol.
Aydan Sam Kirk, age 23, was sentenced to 26 months of imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. Kirk was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
According to court documents, on or about September 26, 2019, Kirk knowingly used a computer connected to the internet and a mobile phone to transfer and attempt to transfer obscene matter to another individual who was 15 years old. Kirk utilized Facebook and transferred obscene videos and messages to a minor. At the time of the transfer, Kirk knew the general nature of the contents of the material, specifically discussing sexual acts that he wanted to preform on the minor, and he knew that the minor was 15 years old.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri prosecuted the case.
Kirk was remanded to custody to serve his sentence.