U.S. Attorney’s Office
March 21, 2014
District of South Dakota
Alaska Man Sentenced for Attempted Sex Trafficking
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a man from Alaska convicted of attempted trafficking with respect to involuntary servitude and forced labor was sentenced on March 17, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.
Scott Falk, age 29, was sentenced to seven years of imprisonment and three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Falk will be required to register as a sex offender.
On August 5, 2013, as part of a sex trafficking undercover operation during the Sturgis Bike Rally, Falk was arrested for attempting to obtain sex with a 13-year-old girl. Falk responded to a law enforcement-generated Internet advertisement which advertised sex with a fictitious 12- or 13-year-old girl and negotiated the terms of the sexual encounter. Falk then met with an undercover agent posing as someone who could provide a young girl and was subsequently arrested. The investigation was conducted by the South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Rapid City Police Department, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and the Meade County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.
Falk was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.