Lake Arrowhead movie producer charged with operating international prostitution business

By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Associated Press

NEW YORK — A movie producer was arrested Thursday in San Bernardino County on a New York indictment accusing him of using a movie production company to operate an international prostitution business.

Dillon Jordan, 49, of Lake Arrowhead, was in custody and awaiting an initial court appearance in the Central District of California, authorities said. A message seeking comment was left with his lawyer.

“For years, Dillon Jordan operated an extensive and far-reaching prostitution business through two front companies — a purported party and event planning company and an actual movie production company,” U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a release. “Now the party is over and the film is a wrap.”

An indictment said Jordan, from 2010 through May 2017, kept a roster of women who lived across the U.S. and performed sexual acts for his clients in exchange for money.

It said he coordinated with a United Kingdom-based madam, sharing and referring customers and prostitutes. The madam was not identified by name in court papers.

Sometimes, the indictment said, Jordan arranged transportation for women to engage in prostitution or directed clients to arrange interstate transportation.

He disguised payments for prostitution made by check to the women by describing them as fees for modeling, appearance, consulting, massage therapy and house parties, according to the indictment.

To communicate with clients, Jordan used email to discuss the price of prostitution services and to arrange transportation, authorities said.

He was charged with conspiracy to violate the Mann Act, enticement, money laundering and use of interstate commerce to promote unlawful activity.

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

FBI Special Agent-in-Charge George M. Crouch Jr. said anyone victimized by Jordan or with additional information should contact the Newark, New Jersey, FBI office.

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