Two former Sioux Falls police officers facing child pornography charges

February 18, 2022

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two Sioux Falls police officers are facing child pornography charges in what officials say are unrelated cases.

Twenty-eight-year-old Luke Schauer has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of attempted production of child pornography and transfer of obscene materials to minors.

Schauer has bonded out of jail. Twenty-three-year-old Matthew Jock is charged in state court with five counts of possession, manufacturing and distribution of child pornography. He remains in custody at the Minnehaha County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond.

The city’s chief and the mayor say they will be reviewing the police department’s internal policies and procedures.

Both men are no longer employed by the Sioux Falls PD.