Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Receipt of Child Pornography was sentenced on March 4, 2021, by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken.
James Dakota Miller, age 21, was sentenced to five years in federal prison, followed by five years supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Miller will also be required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.
Miller was arrested and federally indicted following multiple Cybertips from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children. The Cybertips included images of child pornography of young children found among Miller’s possession.
The investigation was conducted by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Rapid City Police Department, and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Collins prosecuted the case.
Miller was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.