August 25, 2020
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.—Two Watertown men have been indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges.

Thirty five year-old Vincent Michael Perez and 19 year-old Derek Michael Mason are charged with Receipt, Distribution and Transportation of Child Pornography.

South Dakota U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons says both men were indicted last week, and have pleaded not guilty.

Perez is facing up to 40 years in prison if convicted. Mason could be looking at up to 20 years.

Perez was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. Mason was released on bond. No trial dates have been set. The two cases are not connected.