Sioux Falls, SD — Two northwest Iowans are among six people arrested on charges of solicitation of a minor in an investigation by the Sioux Falls Police Department and other law agencies.
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead and Sioux Falls Police Chief Doug Barthel say that the Division of Criminal Investigation and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted the investigation into sex trafficking in Sioux Falls.
Among the arrests were people from Guatemala, Sioux Falls, and Sioux City, as well as 35-year-old Andrew Richard Krogman of Doon and 29-year-old Lance Eugene Hunter, for whom two addresses were listed, one in Sioux Falls and one in Little Rock.
They were reportedly charged with a single count each of solicitation of a minor, which is a Class 4 felony in South Dakota, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine.
The Attorney General’s Office says the Sioux Falls Police Department, Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, Watertown Police Department, Department of Homeland Security and the FBI assisted in the investigation. They remind you that the individuals are presumed innocent until such time as they are proven guilty.