Former Oahu officer suspected of ‘heinous’ sex crimes
HONOLULU (KHON2) — A former Honolulu police officer has been charged with child trafficking and sexual exploitation.
The alleged crimes took place while the suspect was still on duty.
Mason Jordan, 31, faces eight separate counts.
- 3 counts sexual exploitation of a child (underage victim 1)
- 2 Counts coercion and enticement (child victims 2, 3)
- 2 counts sex trafficking of a child (underage victims 2, 3)
- 1 Cyberstalking (Adult Female 1)
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The investigation – which included the FBI, the Honolulu Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Honolulu – stemmed from a tip Jordan allegedly made that used images of one minor to target another via a social media account Curls.
“We used a few different methods to actually identify who the person behind the Instagram account involved was,” said HSI Special Agent in Charge John Tobon.
“The account was used to reach out to minors to have conversations that eventually became explicit in nature.”
John Tobon, HSI Honolulu Special Agent in Charge
According to Tobon, the allegations included Jordan letting victims work as underage prostitutes. The fees cover the period between July 2016 and April 2020.
The Honolulu Police Department confirmed Jordan was employed from 2013 to 2021. Jordan was arrested in New Mexico on Thursday, June 2.
Tobon said officials are investigating whether other victims were involved.
“We believe there may be other potential victims in this case, so we have set up a hotline for potential victims to call,” Tobon said.
The HSI hotline number is (808)-532-3753.
Officials advise parents to keep an eye on their children’s social media accounts and make sure they know what red flags to look out for.
“Probably the biggest problem is if you don’t know the person who is contacting you, who is sending you direct messages, who is commenting on your pictures, it is probably best if you block them,” Tobon said.
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Jordan made his first court appearance in New Mexico on Friday, June 2, and HSI said he will go through a few more before being sent back to Hawaii.