Brookings man sentenced for producing child pornography

August 2, 2023

SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota U.S. Attorney Alison Ramsdell says a judge has sentenced a Brookings man convicted of Production of Child Pornography.

The sentencing took place on Monday.

Twenty six year-old Keenan Chidaushe was sentenced to 17 1/2  years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release.

Chidaushe was indicted by a federal grand jury in March of 2022. He pleaded guilty on May 5, 2023.

The conviction stemmed from incidents between November 8, 2021, and November 19, 2021, when Chidaushe, used his cell phone to record sexual activity with a minor female. Chidaushe knew the victim was under the age of 18.

As a result of this conviction, Chidaushe will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from custody.

This case was investigated by the Brookings Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations.

Chidaushe was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.