Sioux Falls Man Sentenced for Production of Child Pornography

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United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Production of Child Pornography was sentenced on September 12, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Jeremy James Konda, age 49, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Konda was indicted by a federal grand jury in September of 2021.  He pleaded guilty on July 5, 2022.

The conviction stemmed from incidents between May 27, 2020, and July 26, 2020, when Konda used a hidden camera placed in his bathroom to record videos of a minor female while she was using the toilet and the shower.  The minor female was living there at the time.

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.  Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigation, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.

Konda was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.