Six men arrested in Sturgis Motorcycle Rally sex trafficking operation

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced the arrest of six men that resulted from a joint sex-trafficking operation during the 2022 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Internet
Crimes Against Children Task Force, and U.S. Homeland Security conducted the operation.

All six of the men are from South Dakota and all have been charged with Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet. Five are from Rapid City and one is from Sturgis.

The mandatory minimum penalty upon conviction for the charge is 10 years in prison with a maximum punishment of life in federal prison.

The cases are being federally prosecuted.


August 22, 2022