Rapid City youth volunteer charged with child pornography

Published: May. 13, 2021 at 3:50 PM MDT|Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 3:51 PM MDT
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PENNINGTON COUNTY, SD (KEVN) - UPDATE: A Rapid City man appeared in court for the first time Friday after being arrested on child pornography charges.

40-year-old Javier Moreno was arrested earlier this month and is accused of one count of creation, distribution, and possession of child pornography. Other additional charges are also pending.

He was denied bond Friday after presiding Judge Morrison expressed concerns for the public’s safety if Moreno is released.

Moreno was involved with the youth camp at Thunderhead Falls and worked for the Salvation Army, who released a statement yesterday, saying that they take these allegations “very seriously.”


An individual associated with a youth camp at Thunderhead Falls on West Highway 44 has been arrested for possession of child pornography. The charge comes after local law enforcement executed a search warrant at 23095 Thunderhead Falls Road.

An investigation revealed child pornography linked to an account tied to Javier Clark Moreno, 40, of Rapid City. Moreno was arrested for one count of possessing, manufacturing or distributing of child pornography. Additional charges are pending.

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