#minorsextrafficking | Eight men arrested in sex trafficking operation during 2020 Rally

STURGIS, S.D. — On Tuesday it was announced by United States Attorney Ron Parsons that the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations conducted a joint sex trafficking operation during the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The following charges are accusations and all eight defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

  • Robert Lee Goodwill, Jr. – 20, Rapid City, SD – Attempted Commercial Sex
    Trafficking of a Minor
  • Cody Wayne Hopkins – 29, Montgomery, PA – Attempted Enticement of a Minor
    Using the Internet
  • Michael Ray Hudson – 32, Rapid City, SD – Attempted Enticement of a Minor
    Using the Internet
  • Travis John McDonald – 28, Rapid City, SD – Attempted Enticement of a Minor
    Using the Internet
  • William Nicholas Riley – 60, Sturgis, SD – Attempted Enticement of a Minor
    Using the Internet
  • Kevin William Clements – 22, Claysville, PA – Attempted Commercial Sex
    Trafficking of a Minor
  • Darren Wilber Harrison – 25, Rapid City, SD – Attempted Enticement of a Minor
    Using the Internet
  • Christopher Covey Dale Truax – 33, Rapid City, SD – Attempted Enticement of
    a Minor Using the Internet

The mandatory minimum penalty upon conviction for attempted commercial sex trafficking of a minor is 15 years if the victim is under 14 years of age, and 10 years if between 14-17 years of age, up to life in federal prison; a $250,000 fine; any term of years, not less than 5, up to lifetime supervised release; $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund; and a $5,000 assessment if not indigent.

The mandatory minimum penalty upon conviction for attempted enticement of a minor using the internet is 10 years up to life in federal prison; any term of years, not less than 5, up to lifetime supervised release; $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund; and a $5,000 assessment if not indigent.


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