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Child Exploitation
12/04/2013

Wisconsin man charged with traveling to Canada to have sex with a minor and producing child pornography

MADISON, Wis. — A local man was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury for traveling to Canada to have sex with a minor and producing child pornography.

These charges resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Dylan Jordan, 22, of Madison, Wis., is charged with traveling in foreign commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct, and with traveling in foreign commerce and engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. The indictment alleges that on Aug. 6 Jordan traveled from Madison to Canada with the intent of having sex with a minor, and once in Canada, did so.

The third count of the indictment charges Jordan with using his cellphone to produce child pornography.

Jordan was arrested in Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 8. He has been held in custody in Canada since his arrest. After his criminal charges in Canada are resolved, he will be returned to the United States to face the charges in this indictment.

If convicted, Jordan faces up to 30 years in federal prison on each of the travel charges, and a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years for producing child pornography.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie S. Pfluger, Western District of Wisconsin, is prosecuting this case.

A charge is merely an accusation; a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

This investigation was conducted under HSI's Operation Predator, an international initiative to protect children from sexual predators. Since the launch of Operation Predator in 2003, HSI has arrested more than 10,000 individuals for crimes against children, including producing and distributing online child pornography, traveling overseas for sex with minors, and sex trafficking children. In fiscal year 2013, more than 2,000 individuals were arrested by HSI special agents under this initiative.

HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators. Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, via its toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST.

For additional information about wanted suspected child predators, download HSI's Operation Predator smartphone app or visit the online suspect alerts page.

HSI is a founding member and current chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agencies and private industry sector partners working together to prevent and deter online child sexual abuse.