Film producer Dillon Jordan sentenced to five years in jail for working prostitution ring: “The celebration is over”
A California film producer was sentenced in New York City to the utmost 5 years in jail Thursday after he admitted working a high-end prostitution service for seven years, offering ladies to rich purchasers for as much as $15,000 and organizing intercourse events within the U.S. and overseas.
Dillon Jordan, of Lake Arrowhead, California, was sentenced in Manhattan. U.S. District Judge John P. Cronan mentioned he would have imposed an extended jail sentence if he had the authority to take action, citing the everlasting bodily and emotional scars the ladies sustained.
Jordan pleaded responsible to a conspiracy depend and 5 years was the utmost sentence obtainable.
Prosecutors mentioned Jordan operated the enterprise from 2010 to 2017 by a purported celebration and occasion planning firm and his precise film manufacturing firm.
They mentioned in a presentence submission that Jordan tried to parlay his prostitution enterprise to supply official motion pictures, since a number of traders and well-known producers have been additionally purchasers of his prostitution ring. At least one shopper invested $250,000 in Jordan’s film tasks, they mentioned.
Jordan is listed amongst dozens of producers on movies together with the 2018 movie “The Kindergarten Teacher,” which featured Maggie Gyllenhaal, and the 2019 film “The Kid,” which starred Ethan Hawke.
At sentencing, Jordan apologized to the victims.
One sufferer who spoke throughout the two-hour listening to mentioned she practically died a decade in the past when Jordan invited her to a celebration after which fed her a mixture of medication that left her completely mind broken.
“I by no means needed to prostitute my physique,” she mentioned, pausing to gather herself earlier than urging the utmost sentence.
The decide mentioned jail was acceptable for a person who operated a prostitution ring that earned him not less than $1.4 million.
“To ensure, this was an unlawful operation that Dillon Jordan ran and one which prompted actual hurt to actual ladies. And, as we noticed as we speak, everlasting hurt,” Cronan mentioned.
Prosecutors mentioned Jordan was launched from a jail in Cuba in 2010 after serving eight years for intercourse crimes there, and he instantly started linking rich people he knew with high-end prostitutes, charging between $3,000 and $15,000 per encounter. The authorities mentioned he pocketed about 40% of the payment.
They mentioned he as soon as boasted that 75 ladies labored for him, together with some he despatched overseas to a madam within the United Kingdom.
In a presentence submission, protection attorneys wrote that Jordan entered the intercourse trade after a “horrific childhood that was replete with bodily, sexual, and psychological abuse” however left the prostitution enterprise in 2017 and established himself within the movie enterprise earlier than turning into a house design marketing consultant.
They mentioned he was not a standard pimp, however reasonably was paid charges to prepare events with grownup intercourse employees or to rearrange massive occasions, or to e-book ladies to attend bachelor events and adult-themed reveals.
U.S. Attorney Damian Williams mentioned in a launch that Jordan had “operated and profited from an in depth prostitution enterprise that catered to rich males and was predicated on the exploitation of younger ladies.”