RAPID CITY, S.D. – A man who pleaded guilty to attempted enticement of a minor was sentenced in federal court to 10 years in federal prison after he was arrested in August 2022 for explicit conversations with an undercover agent he thought was a 14-year-old girl.
Brandon Prue, 28, Rapid City, was one of six local men arrested during a sting operation held during the 2022 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The sting is a routine effort by federal, state and local law enforcement and primarily pulls in local men.
Prue pleaded guilty on May 5 to attempted enticement of a minor using the internet. The government dismissed remaining charges against him as part of the plea deal: attempted enticement of a minor using the internet, receipt of child pornography, possession of child pornography and transfer of obscene material to a person under 16.
Prue will have to register as a sex offender after his release and will also have to undergo behavioral training for mental health illnesses that were identified while in custody.