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Sex Trafficking Operation Results in Arrests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday, August 14, 2018    
CONTACT:  Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215   

PIERRE, S.D. -  Attorney General Marty Jackley, United States Attorney Ron Parsons, Pennington County States Attorney Mark Vargo, Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris, and Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom announce that the Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and Homeland Security Investigations have conducted investigations into sex trafficking in Rapid City.
 
“Law enforcement has joined together in a cooperative operation that focuses on removing sexual predators from our streets. Our operations continue to protect children and send a message that South Dakota is off-limits to anyone seeking to harm our children,” said Jackley.
 
The investigation resulted in the following felony arrests for sex crimes:
 
Robert Bungert, 55, Sturgis, Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet (18 USC 2422(b))

Zam Mung, 29, Rapid City, Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet (18 USC 2422(b))

Jeremiah Stertz, 30, Yankton, Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet (18 USC 2422(b))

Paul Heib, 50, Rapid City, Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet (18 USC 2422(b))

Connor Harmon, 20, Sturgis, Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet (18 USC 2422(b))

Adam Myosky, 38, Port Clinton, Ohio, Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet (18 USC 2422(b))

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, Sturgis Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations for their efforts and continued cooperation.

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