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June 3, 2022Albuquerque , NM, United StatesChild Exploitation

HSI Albuquerque assists in arrest of former Honolulu police officer charged with multiple child sex offenses

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A former Honolulu police officer remains in federal custody, charged with several child sex offenses, following his arrest last week by the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, which included assistance from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Albuquerque special agents.

Mason Jordan, 31, appeared in federal court June 3 in Albuquerque after his arrest June 2 on charges of sexual exploitation of a child, coercion, and enticement of a minor to engage in prostitution, sex trafficking of a child, and cyberstalking. On May 26, a Honolulu federal grand jury returned the eight-count indictment against Jordan, which was unsealed after his arrest.

HSI special agents presented Jordan at his initial appearance in federal court in Albuquerque.

According to the indictment and information presented to the court, Jordan – while an officer of the Honolulu Police Department – took sexually explicit photographs of a child in 2017, and used a hidden camera to record sexually explicit videos of that same child on two occasions in 2016.

Jordan is also alleged to have impersonated that child, using social media, to recruit other local children to work for him as underage prostitutes in 2020. Jordan allegedly met up with some of those children for commercial sex acts in 2020. Jordan also allegedly “sextorted” a woman he encountered in connection with his duties as a police officer, using underage photographs he obtained of that woman.

If convicted of the charges, Jordan faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison and up to 30 years on three counts of sexual exploitation, a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life on two counts of coercion and enticement and two counts of sex trafficking, and up to five years in prison for cyberstalking. An indictment is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This is an HSI-led investigation. The FBI and the Honolulu Police Department assisted with the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Wayne A. Myers and Christine Olson, of the District of Hawaii, are handling the prosecution.

HSI is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel, and finance move. HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.