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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 22, 2019

Registered Sex Offender Charged In “Sextortion” Case

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the indictment of DYLAN MATTHEW DELING, a/k/a “Jason Keens,” a/k/a “Dylan Nash,” 19, on child pornography and extortion charges. DELING made his initial appearance yesterday before Magistrate Judge Katherine Menendez, in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“As the cyber threat landscape continues to evolve, sextortion crimes are becoming more prevalent through the use of social media platforms and messaging apps,” said U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald. “These types of cases cause very real harm and can have a devastating impact, especially on young victims. Teachers, parents, and students alike need to be aware of this issue, know how to defend against online predators, and be vigilant in reporting these crimes.”

According to the allegations in the indictment, on May 14, 2018, DELING, a registered sex offender, persuaded, induced, and coerced a minor victim (Minor A) to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct. On July 8, 2018, DELING contacted a second minor victim (Minor B) and threatened to kidnap and injure the victim and her parents if she did not provide DELING with sexually explicit images.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI, in coordination with multiple state and local law enforcement agencies inside and outside of Minnesota.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Miranda E Dugi.

 

Defendant Information:

DYLAN MATTHEW DELING, a/k/a “Jason Keens,” a/k/a “Dylan Nash,” 19

Fairmont, Minn.

Charges:

  • Production and attempted production of child pornography, 1 count
  • Penalties for registered sex offenders, 1 count
  • Interstate commination with intent to extort, 1 count

 

 

 

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The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated February 22, 2019