14 Years In 2020 Sturgis Rally Sex Trafficking Sting


      A Rapid City man caught in an undercover sex trafficking sting during the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. 

     Christopher Truax was found guilty last November of attempted enticement of a minor using the internet, a federal charge that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years. 

     According to prosecutors, Truax was texting and chatting online with an undercover agent posing as a 13-year old girl.

       They agreed to meet in person, but when Truax showed up at the appointed time and location, instead of the girl he was met by law enforcement officers and arrested. 

      Authorities have run similar sting operations during the Sturgis Rally for several years, generally arresting between 6 and 12 men.