- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction and sentence of a Belle Fourche man in a federal commercial sex trafficking case.

Thirty-three-year-old Jerry Lane Golliher was convicted in October 2014 of federal commercial sex trafficking. Authorities say Golliher attempted to have sex with a 13-year-old girl for $150 during the 2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. He was sentenced in February 2015 to 15 years in prison.

Golliher in his appeal argued that he trial counsel was ineffective, that the court erred in refusing to admit evidence supporting Golliher’s defense, that the court abused its discretion by not allowing the jury to review trial testimony during deliberations and that the government’s misconduct deprived Golliher of a fair trial.

The appeals court disagreed.

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