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Tennessee Man Sentenced To 96 Months In Prison For Driving To Minnesota To Have Sex With 13-Year-Old Girl

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota

United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger today announced the sentence of JEFFREY SCOTT EVANS, 51, to 96 months in federal prison for with traveling from Tennessee to Bloomington, Minnesota, for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a 13-year-old female. EVANS pleaded guilty on August 11, 2015, and was sentenced on January 22, 2016, before Judge Susan R. Nelson in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minn.

“The sexual exploitation of children by predators has reached epidemic proportions nationally and internationally,” said acting Special Agent in Charge William Lowder of HSI St. Paul. “Targeting these predators through the tireless efforts by our HSI special agents has been a high priority for more than a decade. These cases demonstrate how every parent must remain vigilant to Internet predators who may pose in various disguises to meet and ultimately sexually exploit children.”

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, on June 12, 2015, EVANS used the screen name “taboolooking” on a social media site called “,” to initiate a conversation with another user who EVANS believed to be a 13-year-old female. This user was actually an undercover federal agent. EVANS quickly turned the conversation sexual in nature, and discussed traveling from Tennessee to Minnesota to meet and have sex with the child.

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, between June 12, 2015, and June 22, 2015, EVANS sent dozens of email messages and text messages describing the sexual acts he wanted to engage in with the girl. He also sent sexually explicit photos of himself. In one message, EVANS discussed bringing a digital camera so he could take pictures and video of himself having sex with the 13-year-old female.

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, on June 22, 2015, EVANS was arrested 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. Inside EVANS’ hotel room law enforcement found sex toys and lingerie on the bed, as well as a camera and illegal drugs. Inside EVANS’ vehicle, law enforcement found a loaded .38 caliber pistol.

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

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin S. Ueland.


Defendant Information:


Blaine, Tenn.


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


  • 96 months in prison
  • 15 years supervised release




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

Updated January 27, 2016