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Child porn charges dismissed in Presho

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

PRESHO -- Child pornography charges have been dismissed against a Presho man after he died in early January.

Larry Maranville IV, 22, was charged in July with eight counts of possessing, manufacturing or distributing child pornography. The charges each carried a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

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Lyman County State's Attorney Anita Fuoss confirmed Tuesday that Maranville is dead and that was the reason the charges were dismissed. The dismissal was filed with the Lyman County clerk of courts Feb. 10.

According to his obituary, Maranville "died unexpectedly at his home Monday, Jan. 6." Fuoss declined to comment when asked if the death was a suicide.

Law enforcement had searched his residence in July and seized several items. According to the indictment, Maranville was accused of distributing several images of minors engaging in sexual acts.

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