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Rapid City man convicted a second time for possession of child pornography

The latest conviction comes after he was previously convicted for the same charge in federal court in 2016.

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RAPID CITY — A Rapid City man will head back to federal prison after being convicted a second time for possession of child pornograhy.

Gary Asmus, 49, of Rapid City, was sentenced Monday, Aug. 1, to serve 12 years in federal prison followed by 10 years on supervised release for the repeat offense.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of South Dakota, investigators from local, state and federal agencies received two CyberTips through the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children that Asmus was in possession of child pornography.

A forensic search conducted on his devices found multiple images that confirmed the tips. The violation marked his second criminal offense of the nature, after he was convicted of possession of child pornography in 2016.

In addition to the time in prison, Asmus was also ordered by a federal judge to pay $5,000 in restitution and make a special assessment of $200 to the Federal Crimes Victim Fund.

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Following his sentencing, Asmus was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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