(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Film executive and producer Dillon Jordan was sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison on Thursday for running an international prostitution ring, exploiting young women and offering them up to fellow producers, actors and other Hollywood elites.
Jordan, founder of PaperChase Film productions, earned an estimated $1.4 million from the escapade between 2010-2017 and laundered the money through his production company while making movies titled The Kindergarten Teacher, and The Kid, and a shadow company that purportedly planned events.
According to the Post Millennial other “well-known producers” were clients of Jordan’s, including one unnamed benefactor who invested $250,000 in his companies.
Prosecutors also accused Jordan of offering women to clients for $15,000, organized sex parties across the globe and frequently used aliases to conduct his business.
Jordan faced charges of conspiracy to violate the Mann Act, which criminalizes the transportation of “any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose.”
Travel Act violations and money laundering in connection via his sleazy business operations through the two front companies.
“As alleged, for years, Dillon Jordan operated an extensive and far-reaching prostitution business, using a purported event planning company and a movie production company to conceal the proceeds he made from exploiting women,” said Manhattan’s U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss after Jordan’s arrest. “Now the party is over and the film is a wrap.”
According to victim statements read during the trial, many of the trafficked girls say Jordan pumped them with drugs and alcohol then trafficked into the sex trade.
One woman claimed she met Jordan in Las Vegas when she was 18 years old, where he subsequently got her drunk and high before telling her to have sex with a man, who paid $3,000.
“The defendant made comments about how young Victim-1 was, such as ‘Look, she is barely 18!’ and pointing to her bedazzled Hello Kitty phone case, which she was carrying,” they added.
Prosecutors also found that Jordan pocketed about 40% of the fee for the liaisons.
After taking a plea deal, Jordan received a maximum five-year sentence.
Judge John Cronan, who handed down the sentence, made it clear that he would give him a harsher sentence if that were an option.
“For years, the defendant operated and profited from an extensive prostitution business that catered to wealthy men and was predicated on the exploitation of young women,” US Attorney Damian Williams said in a statement.