United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sioux Falls man (formerly of Chicago) was sentenced on May 30, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.
Carl Campbell, age 37, was sentenced to life imprisonment on each of Counts 1 (Sex Trafficking by Force, Fraud, or Coercion), 3 and 5 (Sex Trafficking of a Child). He was sentenced to 20 years on each of Counts 2 (Interstate Transportation for Prostitution) and 4 (Obstruction of Sex Trafficking Enforcement). These sentences are all to run concurrently. He was also ordered to pay a $500 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Campbell was indicted by a second superseding indictment by a federal grand jury on November 6, 2012 and found guilty of all counts by a federal jury on February 8, 2013.
The jury convicted Campbell after hearing evidence that he lured in young adults and minors and caused them to engage in commercial sex acts in and around Sioux Falls. He assaulted one victim repeatedly over the course of about 8 months, during which he forced her to perform commercial sex acts in South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois.
The investigation was conducted by Homeland Security Investigations, Federal Bureau of Investigation, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, Sioux Falls Police Department, and the Franklin County (Illinois) Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kevin Koliner and Jeffrey Clapper prosecuted the case.
Campbell was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.