Idaho Falls Man Indicted for Sexual Exploitation of Minor Child
POCATELLO - Justin Dixson, 41, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was indicted on May 27, 2015, by a federal grand jury sitting in Pocatello for five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor child and one count of possession of sexually explicit images of minors, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Dixson is currently in custody on local criminal charges.
The indictment alleges that between January 1, 2006, and January 1, 2013, Dixson used an underage girl to produce sexually explicit images of the girl engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The indictment further alleges that Dixson produced at least five “series” of such images. Additionally, Dixson is charged with possessing images of child pornography, including sexually explicit images of minors under the age of 12.
The charge of sexual exploitation of a minor child is punishable by up to 30 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000.00, and up to a lifetime of supervised release. The charge of possession of sexually explicit images of minors is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to a lifetime of supervised release.
A trial will be scheduled for a later date at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.
The case is being investigated by the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), with the assistance of the Idaho Falls Police, Boise Police, Garden City Police, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS).
An indictment is a means of charging a person with criminal activity. It is not evidence. The person is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”