California movie producer charged with functioning worldwide prostitution company

A California movie producer was arrested Thursday on a New York indictment accusing him of using a motion picture production organization to work an worldwide prostitution company.

Dillon Jordan, 49, of Lake Arrowhead was arrested in San Bernardino County. At an first court docket overall look in Riverside, Jordan appeared by movie and was requested launched on $150,000 bail. A information looking for remark was sent to his lawyer, Peter Swarth.

“For a long time, Dillon Jordan operated an considerable and much-achieving prostitution small business by two entrance providers — a purported bash and function arranging enterprise and an genuine film creation corporation,” U.S. Atty. Audrey Strauss said in a media release. “Now the party is about and the movie is a wrap.”

Jordan is mentioned among dozens of producers on films including the 2018 movie “The Kindergarten Teacher,” which highlighted Maggie Gyllenhaal, and the 2019 film “The Child,” which starred Ethan Hawke.

An indictment mentioned Jordan, from 2010 by May possibly 2017, stored a roster of women of all ages who lived throughout the U.S. and carried out sexual functions for Jordan’s clientele in trade for money.

It said he coordinated with a United Kingdom-based mostly madam, sharing and referring prospects and prostitutes. The madam was not determined by title in courtroom papers.

Occasionally, the indictment reported, Jordan arranged transportation for women of all ages to engage in prostitution or directed consumers to organize interstate transportation.

He disguised payments for prostitution manufactured by verify to the women of all ages by describing them as fees for modeling, overall look, consulting, massage therapy and residence parties, in accordance to the indictment.

To communicate with customers, Jordan utilized e mail to talk about the price tag of prostitution services and to organize transportation, authorities claimed.

As part of his bail phrases, Jordan was ordered not to connect with any victims or anybody probably to be a witness in the circumstance.

“They haven’t mentioned anyone’s title so I really don’t know who any are,” Jordan explained to Magistrate Choose Sheri Pym.

He was also ordered to surrender his firearms to regulation enforcement and not to use prescription drugs, together with hashish. His house could also be topic to random lookups.

“They’re going to randomly search my home?” Jordan asked. Then he said: “I concur.”

He explained his authorized identify was Dillon Jordan, but the indictment mentioned he also used aliases like “Daniel Jordan,” “Daniel Maurice Hatton“ and “Daniel Bohler.“

He was billed with conspiracy to violate the Mann Act, enticement, income laundering and use of interstate commerce to market unlawful exercise.

George M. Crouch Jr., FBI exclusive agent in cost, stated any one victimized by Jordan or with supplemental details really should speak to the FBI workplace in Newark, N.J.