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United States of America v. John Sanders
Case Number: 5:19-cr-50036-JLV
Judge: Jeffrey L. Viken
Court: United States District Court for the District of South Dakota (Minnehaha County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office
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Rapid City, SD - The United States of America charged John Sanders, ate 46, with enticing a minor using the Internet by a previously registered sex offender.
Sanders was arrested and federally indicted following a Cybertip from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children. The Cybertip included the suspected images of child pornography and online communications between Sanders and an 11-year-old victim. Multiple illicit images where exchanged between the two. Sanders is a registered sex offender for offenses committed in Missouri in 2001 and 2013.
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.
Sanders was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
18 U.S.C. §§ 2422(b) and 2260A; ENTICEMENT OF A MINOR USING THE INTERNET BY A PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER
Outcome: 06/08/2020 50 CONSENT to Video Conference signed by John Carl Sanders . (Albertson, Jennifer) (Entered: 06/08/2020)
06/08/2020 51 JUDGMENT AND COMMITMENT as to John Carl Sanders (1), Count 1, 293 months imprisonment, lifetime supervision and $100 VAF; Count 2, Dismissed upon Government Motion. Signed by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on 6/8/2020. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Reasons) (JLS) (Entered: 06/08/2020)