United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Production of Child Pornography.
Amir Kalomo Mulamba, age 26, was indicted on November 9, 2021. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on April 19, 2022, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 30 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that between May 30, 2021, and June 25, 2021, Mulamba knowingly employed, used, persuaded, induced, enticed, and coerced a minor female to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of such conduct, knowing that visual depictions would be transported in interstate or foreign commerce or mailed, and such visual depictions would be produced using materials that had been mailed, shipped, and transported in interstate and foreign commerce, including by computer.
The charge is merely an accusation and Mulamba is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by Homeland Security Investigations and the Salt Lake City, Utah, Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper is prosecuting the case.
Mulamba was released on bond pending trial which has not been set.