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Attorney General Marty Jackley

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Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit Makes an Additional Arrest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    Monday, August 27, 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 arrested one additional individual as part of the recent sex trafficking operation in Rapid City for a total 7 arrests.

The investigation resulted in the following additional felony arrest for sex crimes:

James Vallelunga, 62, Twain Harte, CA, Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet (18 USC 2422(b))

Vallelunga is presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty.