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District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tennessee Man Charged With Driving To Minnesota To Have Sex With 13-Year-Old Girl

United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger today announced a criminal complaint charging JEFFREY SCOTT EVANS, 51, with traveling from Tennessee to Bloomington, Minnesota, for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a 13-year-old female. EVANS made an initial appearance yesterday in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minn., before Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes.

According to the criminal complaint and documents filed in court, on June 12, 2015, EVANS used the screen name “taboolooking” on a social media site called “chathour.com,” to initiate a conversation with another user who EVANS believed to be a 13-year-old female. EVANS indicated that he wanted to text and email with her, and if they liked each other he would travel from Tennessee to Minnesota to meet her.

According to the criminal complaint and documents filed in court, later on June 12, 2015, EVANS made a reservation at a hotel in Bloomington, Minn. On June 14, 2014, EVANS asked over text message “Do y really think y can stay with me 3 r 4 days and not get in trouble I hope u can.” The defendant sent photos of himself and described his car to the potential victim. EVANS also sent text messages depicting the sexual acts he wanted to engage in with the girl and photos of sex toys and clothes that he had bought as “gifts” for her.

According to the criminal complaint and documents filed in court, on June 22, 2015, EVANS was apprehended shortly after he arrived at the Bloomington hotel at which he had planned to engage in illicit sexual relations with the 13-year-old female.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations with the assistance of the Bloomington Police Department.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin S. Ueland.

 

Defendant Information:

JEFFREY SCOTT EVANS, 51

Blaine, Tenn.

Charges:

  • Traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, 1 count

 

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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 June 24, 2015