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Rally Sex Trafficking Operation nets five individuals

STURGIS, S.D. – The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, along with other agencies, announced five men were arrested this week as the result of a sex trafficking sting at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The operation began on August 4 and continued through August 10.

Four of the men were from Rapid City. They were identified as 35-year-old Burton Dave Chief Jr, 41-year-old James Halen Dreamer, 45-year-old James Peter Fast Horse and 38-year-old Jacob Chinni Wilson. Chief Jr. was arrested for Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Minor while the other three were arrested for Attempted Inticement of a Minor Using the Internet.

Also arrested was 42-year-old Vincent Alberto Barrios of Box Elder. He, too, was arrested for Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet.

All five men face prison sentences ranging from 10 to 30 years if convicted.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.

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