Sex Trafficking Operation Results in Arrests

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PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley, United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler, 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.

“It is important that we protect our children with law enforcement operations that focus 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.

“Despite the intense publicity and focus on human trafficking these past few years, these undercover operations serve as a somber reminder that some people will throw caution to the wind and succumb to their perverted instincts,” said U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler. “I’m proud of the joint collaboration displayed by law enforcement and our united efforts to bring sex traffickers to justice.”

The investigation resulted in the following felony arrests for sex crimes:

Marshall Brown, 26, Ellsworth AFB, SD, Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet (18 USC 2422(b)) and Attempted Transfer of Obscene Material to a Minor (18 USC 1470)

Duane Hosek, 61, Rapid City, SD, Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet (18 USC 2422(b)) and Attempted Transfer of Obscene Material to a Minor (18 USC 1470)

Ryan Kammerer, 26, Box Elder, SD, Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet (18 USC 2422(b))

Brendan Leiter, 24, Elkhart, IN, Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet (18 USC 2422(b))

Noah Schottenstein, 27, Rapid City, SD, Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet (18 USC 2422(b))

Andries Snyman, 42, Isabel, SD, Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet (18 USC 2422(b))

Cody Two Lance, 33, Rapid City, SD, Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet (18 USC 2422(b)) and Attempted Transfer of Obscene Material to a Minor (18 USC 1470)

Joel Zupnik, 51, Ft. Collins, CO, Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet (18 USC 2422(b))
The mandatory minimum penalty upon conviction for Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet is 10 years in prison, up to life. Hosek, Two Lance, and Brown, could face an additional 10 years in prison if convicted of the Attempted Transfer of Obscene Material to a Minor.

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.

4 thoughts on “Sex Trafficking Operation Results in Arrests

  1. Anonymous

    “It is important that we protect our children with law enforcement operations that focus 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.

    *Unless you call it a religion and establish a compound like Pringle, right Marty?

    1. Anonymous

      I believe the leader of the whole group is in jail. If you have any evidence of sex abuse in the compound, turn it over to the authorities. How do we know if this compound isn’t being investigated? The authorities are not going to tell us and blow the cover of the investigation. It there is something happening there, it is not as easy to find out as it was to discover the idiots who were using the internet for all to see. You hate Jackley for some reason?

      1. Anne Beal

        I was just watching the 2-part Pringle episode of “Escaping Polygamy” filmed last February.
        Apparently after Warren Jeffs went to prison he received a revelation that his followers shouldn’t have sex. It’s no longer allowed. The women on the show believe this revelation is due to the fact that he isn’t getting any in prison so none of the other men should.

        The fortress in Pringle is called one of the “Lands of Refuge.” It is surrounded by fencing and they have watchtowers with guards to make sure nobody gets in or out.
        One of the women on the show was trying to get in to see her sister but was unsuccessful.

  2. Anonymous

    Why do we clog up the jails with these types? Just place their wedding tackle on a brick and place another brick on top of the first brick in a quick, forceful motion. That will remove their desire to go after children and others for sex. Plus, the cost of the bricks is negligible if they happen to break in the process, AND we’re creating jobs for the brick makers.