Hickory Man Is Sentenced To 50 Years For Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor And Possession Of Child Sexual Abuse Material
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – U.S. Attorney Dena J. King announced today that Jordan Taylor Randall, 39, of Hendersonville, N.C. was sentenced to 20 years in prison for producing child pornography. Randall was also ordered to register as a sex offender and to serve the rest of his life under court supervision after he is released from prison. Chief U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger also ordered Randall to have no contact with the victims of his offenses.
Ronnie Martinez, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in North Carolina and South Carolina, and Chief Blair Myhand of the Hendersonville Police Department join U.S. Attorney King in making today’s announcement.
On November 5, 2021, Randall pleaded guilty to production of child pornography. According to filed documents and statements made in court, in August 2020, law enforcement became aware of Randall’s production of child pornography after it was reported by family members. Law enforcement retrieved multiple electronic devices from Randall’s home and storage unit, including a cell phone, a laptop, cameras disguised to look like aerosol cans, and external electronic storage devices. A forensic analysis of the devices revealed that, on multiple occasions, Randall had secretly recorded videos of two prepubescent minor females while they were undressed or partially undressed in the bathroom and shower. Randall also possessed more than 200,000 images and videos of child pornography, some of which depicted children as young as infants being sexually abused.
Randall is currently in federal custody. He will be transferred to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons upon designation of a federal facility.
In making today’s announcement, U.S. Attorney King thanked HSI and the Hendersonville Police Department for their investigation of the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexis Solheim, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Asheville, prosecuted the case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice, aimed at combating the growing online sexual exploitation of children. By combining resources, federal, state and local agencies are better able to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue those victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.