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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 19, 2018

Arkansas Man Charged In The Kidnapping Of Edina Woman

United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker today announced a federal criminal complaint charging JOSEPH SEAN ANTHONY PORTER, 25, with the kidnapping of an Edina woman. PORTER is currently in custody in Little Rock, Arkansas and will make an initial appearance before a United States Magistrate Judge at a later date.

 

Alleged in the criminal complaint and law enforcement affidavit is a detailed timeline of PORTER’S actions related to the kidnapping offense. The criminal complaint (including the affidavit) is attached as a pdf document.

 

The Edina Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are leading the investigation with assistance from various other state and local law enforcement agencies.

 

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Karen B. Schommer.

 

 

Defendant Information:

 

JOSEPH SEAN ANTHONY PORTER, 25

Jacksonville, Ark.

 

Charges:

  • Kidnapping, 1 count

 

 

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United States Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota: (612) 664-5600

 

The charges contained in the criminal complaint are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated January 23, 2018