United States Attorney's Office for the District of South Dakota

09/18/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/18/2021 14:49

White River Man Sentenced for Attempted Possession of Child Pornography

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a White River, South Dakota, man convicted of Attempted Possession of Child Pornography was sentenced on September 3, 2021, by Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Greydon Shangreaux, age 25, was sentenced to time served, equal to approximately three and 1/2 months in custody, followed by five years of supervised release. Shangreaux was also ordered to pay a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100 and will be required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

Shangreaux was arrested and federally indicted as a result of an undercover sex trafficking operation conducted during the 2019 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, targeting online predators. Following multiple online communications with a person Shangreaux believed to be a 15-year-old girl, but who was in fact an undercover agent, he proceeded to request nude photographs and negotiate a time and place he would meet the minor to engage in unlawful sex acts. When Shangreaux went to the pre-determined location to meet the minor, he was instead met by law enforcement agents and placed under arrest.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.