Harvey Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Videos of Child Sexual Abuse

Published 8:53 am Sunday, August 28, 2022

NEW ORLEANS, LA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that JAYDEN D. D. HALL, age 21, of Harvey, Louisiana, pled guilty to federal crimes involving child exploitation.

HALL pled guilty to one count of Production of Materials Involving the Sexual Exploitation of Children, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2251(a) and (e); and three counts of Transportation of Materials Involving the Sexual Exploitation of Children, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2252(a)(1) and (b)(1). According to court documents, HALL created new child sexual abuse videos and then used several social media accounts to distribute both those videos and other child sexual abuse material through the internet.

For the production count, HALL faces a mandatory minimum sentence of fifteen years and a maximum sentence of thirty years of imprisonment. For each transportation count, HALL faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and a maximum sentence of twenty years of imprisonment. HALL also faces a term of supervised release of no less than five years and up to life after his release from prison. HALL faces a fine of up to $250,000 or the greater of twice the gross gain to the defendant or twice the gross loss to any person as a result of these offenses, and payment of a $100 mandatory special assessment fee for each count.

Judge Jay C. Zainey set sentencing for November 6, 2022.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office would also like to acknowledge the assistance of the following agencies in this matter: the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation; the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations; the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Strategic Engagement Team; and the New Orleans Police Department. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas D. Moses.