FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Wednesday, August 12, 2015
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605)773-3215
Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit Makes Arrests
PIERRE, S.D - Attorney General Marty Jackley, Acting United States Attorney Randy J. Seiler, Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris, Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom and Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead announce that the Division of Criminal Investigation and the South Dakota ICAC Task Force have conducted investigations into sex trafficking at the Sturgis Rally. The investigation resulted in the following felony arrests for sex crimes:
Toby Magnuson, 44, New Effington, SD, one count of attempted commercial sex trafficking, 10 years minimum/mandatory prison sentence
Marcus Dorsey, 35, Loup City, NE, one count of attempted commercial sex trafficking, 10 years minimum/mandatory prison sentence
Michael Preston, 27, Las Vegas, Nevada, one count of attempted commercial sex trafficking, 10 years minimum/mandatory prison sentence
Aaron Vandekamp, 21, Lester, Iowa, solicitation of a minor, class 4 felony punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/or $20,000 fine
“The joint law enforcement operations are protecting children by removing sexual predators from our streets. The continued decrease in the number of arrests this rally further demonstrates the success the operations are at deterring human trafficking and the solicitation of young children. I want to thank our local, federal and state officers for their dedication and commitment to protecting children,” stated Jackley.
All these individuals are presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty.
The Attorney General’s Office would like to extend its appreciation to the Rapid City Police Department, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Operations for their efforts and continued cooperation.