A Yankton man was indicted last week on four counts of production of child pornography, according to documents filed with the United States District Court in South Dakota.
The indictment alleges that Jason Sejnoha, 43, did “knowingly employ, use, persuade, induce, entice, and coerce” four different minors, three female and one male, to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of such conduct. Also, Sejnoha allegedly attempted to produce and transport those visual depictions using interstate or foreign commerce, including by mail and by computer, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2251(a) and 2251(e), according to court documents.
The incidents are alleged to have taken place from May-August this year. The names of the victims are known to the grand jury but are not identified in indictment.
If convicted, Sejnoha would be facing 15 years to life in prison. Also, he would be required to forfeit all related visual depictions and equipment to the United States, including a hidden camera and SD card seized on Aug. 12, 2021.
Sejnoha is reportedly in the Yankton County Jail awaiting his first court appearance Wednesday, at the Federal Courthouse in Sioux Falls.