AG: 5 South Dakota men arrested on child porn charges

PIERRE, S.D. (KEVN) – Five men, all from Britton in Marshall County, face a variety of charges ranging from possession, manufacturing and distributing child pornography; to sexual exploitation and rape.

They were arrested on multiple sexual abuse charges:

Damon Daniel Koop, 21, charged with possessing, manufacturing or distributing child pornography; and sexual exploitation of a minor.

Luis Alberto Maaz, 26, fourth degree rape; and possessing, manufacturing or distributing child pornography.

Michael Joseph Mejilla, 19, two counts of fourth degree rape.

Dustin Michael Purcell, 28, fourth degree rape; and possessing, manufacturing or distributing child pornography.

Edgar Adoneas Ramos, 28, fourth degree rape.

Fourth degree rape is a class 3 felony, with a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. The victim is at least 13 years old but younger than 16.

The pornography charges are punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.