Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Clark, South Dakota, man convicted of Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography was sentenced on November 29, 2021, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.
The Defendant, Anthony Dialo Holmes, age 37, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.
Anthony Holmes was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 17, 2020. He pled guilty on August 31, 2021.
The conviction stemmed from incidents between on or about September 1, 2019, and May 22, 2020, when Anthony Holmes knowingly received and distributed child pornography. He used his Kik Messenger social media account to send and receive files depicting the minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
This case was investigated by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and Homeland Security Investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.
Anthony Holmes was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.