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BIKER DAD: Intercourse crimes at Sturgis bike rally: One man discovered responsible, one other sentenced

STURGIS, SD (WKRG / BIKER DAD) – One man was sentenced to 15 years in prison and another found guilty after being kneeled for sexual stabs during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota in 2019 and 2017 . A press release from the US attorney said in part: “Jonathan Andrew Whitney, 34 years old, was sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by a five-year custody release and had to give the Federal Crime Victims Fund a special assessment of US $ 100. Pay dollars. “

The convicted sex offender from Rapid City, SD, was caught in a predatory stab because he was believed to be chatting with a 15-year-old named Whitney. He was supposed to meet the girl in real life but was greeted by agents instead.

Carlocito Slim, 35, was found guilty of attempted commercial sex trafficking in minors and of attempting to lure a minor over the Internet. He was caught in a similar stab at the same motorcycle rally in 2017. A separate press release said in part: “After texting several people who Slim believed was a pimp for a 15-year-old prostitute who was actually an undercover agent, he negotiated the time and place to where he would meet the minor to engage in illegal sexual acts. When Slim went to the predetermined location to meet the minor’s pimp, he was instead met and arrested by law enforcement officers. “

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Acting United States attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota man convicted of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor was reported by Jeffrey L. Viken, judge at the U.S. District Court, was convicted.

Jonathan Andrew Whitney, 34, was sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by five years’ custody release. He was ordered to pay the Federal Crime Victims Fund a special assessment of $ 100. Whitney must also register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

The conviction resulted from undercover sex trafficking carried out against internet predators during the 2019 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Whitney, a previously convicted sex offender, was arrested and charged at the federal level after several chats exchanged with someone Whitney believed to be a 15-year-old girl who was actually an undercover agent. Whitney sent sexually explicit messages to the 15-year-old undercover individual, negotiating the time and place he would meet the minor to engage in illegal sexual activity. When Whitney went to the predetermined location to meet the minor, he was instead met and arrested by law enforcement officers.

The investigation was conducted by the South Dakota Criminal Investigation Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the Rapid City Police Department, and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office. U.S. Assistant Attorney Sarah B. Collins is pursuing the case.

Whitney was immediately placed in the care of the US Marshals Service.

Reigning American Dennis R. Holmes announced that 35-year-old Carlocito Slim was found guilty of attempted commercial sex trafficking in minors and of attempting to lure a minor over the Internet following a two-day trial in Rapid City, South Dakota. The judgment was returned on March 10, 2021.

Each indictment provides for a mandatory minimum of 10 years to life in federal prison and / or a fine of US $ 250,000, a mandatory minimum of five years to lifelong supervised release, and a special assessment of US $ 100 for the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The trial revealed that Slim was arrested and charged nationwide for an undercover sex trafficking operation carried out against internet predators during the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. After texting several times with a person who Slim believed was a pimp for a 15-year-old prostitute but who was actually an undercover agent, he negotiated the time and place where he would meet the minor Engage in illegal sexual activity. When Slim went to the predetermined location to meet the minor’s pimp, he was instead met and arrested by law enforcement officers.

The covert operation and arrests were a joint effort by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the Department of Homeland Security. U.S. Assistant Attorney Sarah B. Collins has followed up the case and brought it to justice.

An investigation into the presence was ordered and a date for the sentencing has not been set. Slim was placed in the custody of the US Marshals Service pending conviction.

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Chris Best is the News Director for WKRG. He is husband and father of four children. He’s also a motorcycle fan.

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