SIOUX FALLS — A Tyndall man during a federal court appearance Wednesday afternoon denied receiving child pornography.
Paul Hovorka, 24, is accused of knowingly receiving child pornography between June 15 and Nov. 21 and was indicted on Feb. 4.
The charge is being brought at the federal level because it allegedly involves pornography being sent from another state.
The indictment asserts that if Hovorka is convicted of the charge, he will have to forfeit an iPhone and Samsung phone that were allegedly involved in the offense.
Hovorka was released on bond. While awaiting trial, for which a date has not been set, Hovorka has been prohibited from having internet service in his home or having any unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18 without approval.
Receiving child pornography is punishable upon conviction by up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.