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.

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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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