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A Sioux Falls man has been sentenced to 5 years in prison in a federal child pornography case

A 38-year-old Sioux Falls man was recently sentenced to five years in prison for receiving child pornography, according to a news release Thursday from the United States Attorney’s Office in South Dakota.

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Shane Allan Nelson was indicted in May 2022 for incidents that occurred between March 13, 2020 and March 18, 2020, when Nelson received nude photos of a 16-year-old girl from Delaware after asking her to send the photos of herself to he, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

A June 2022 news release from the US Attorney’s Office in South Dakota stated that Nelson appeared before a judge on June 1, 2022 and pleaded not guilty.

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On February 13, Nelson pleaded guilty and was later sentenced to receiving child pornography.

The United States Attorney’s Office said Thursday that Nelson was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release and a $100 fine.

Nelson was immediately taken into the custody of the US Marshals Service.

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This case was investigated by International Security Investigations, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Internet Crimes Task Force and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.

This article originally appeared on the Sioux Falls Argus Leader: Sioux Falls man sentenced to 5 years in federal child pornography case