United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Attempted Receipt of Child Pornography was sentenced on January 13, 2020, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.
Timothy Tyler Segich, age 38, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $5,100.
Segich was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 8, 2019. He pled guilty on November 1, 2019.
The conviction stemmed from text messages Segich sent to a 14 year-old girl in April 2018. In the texts, Segich requested the girl send nude photos of herself to him on his cell phone. His attempt to obtain child pornography was discovered when law enforcement searched the girl's phone with her parents' consent.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Task Force in David County, Utah. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.
Segich was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.