Six Men Arrested in Sex Trafficking Operation | USAO-SD

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), the South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) conducted a joint sex-trafficking operation during the 2022 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.  The operation began on August 5, 2022, and continued through August 11, 2022.  

As a result, the following six men were arrested and charged:

Brandon Reide Prue, 27, Rapid City, South Dakota – Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet

Donald William Laun, 61, Rapid City, South Dakota – Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet

Kordelle Ray Running Hawk, 24, Rapid City, South Dakota- Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet

Siddiq Ahmed Damkiwala, 32, Rapid City, South Dakota – Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet

William Henry Riese, 31, Rapid City, South Dakota – Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet

Christopher Daniel Luna, 32, Sturgis, South Dakota – Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet

The mandatory minimum penalty upon conviction for Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet is 10 years up to life in federal prison; and any term of years, not less than five, up to lifetime supervised release.

The charges are merely accusations, and all six defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The agencies involved in the operation were DCI, ICAC, HSI, Ellsworth AFB Office of Special Investigations, Rapid City Police Department, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The cases are being federally prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office would like to extend its appreciation to all law enforcement partners involved in the investigations for their efforts and continued cooperation.

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