Registered sex offender charged in 'sextortion' case

Registered sex offender charged in 'sextortion' case Photo: KSTP

February 22, 2019 03:54 PM

Federal prosecutors Friday announced the indictment of a 19-year-old on child pornography and extortion charges.

Dylan Matthew Deling of Fairmont made his initial court appearance in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis Thursday, prosecutors said.


On May 14, 2018, Deling allegedly persuaded, induced and coerced a minor victim (Minor A) to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct, according to allegations in the indictment. On July 8, 2018, he contacted a second minor victim (Minor B) and threatened to kidnap and injure the victim and her parents if she did not provide him with sexually explicit images, a release claims.

Deling is a registered sex offender.

The case was investigated by the FBI, in coordination with multiple state and local law enforcement agencies inside and outside of Minnesota, prosecutors said in a news release.

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