men who allegedly kidnapped a 14-year-old accused of producing child pornography | USAO-NDTX

Two men who allegedly abducted a 14-year-old girl from the streets of Dallas have been charged with producing sexually explicit images of the child, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, Chad E. Meacham, has announced.

Lukumond Olatunji, 43, and Vincent Thompson, 41, were arrested Wednesday in Dallas and charged through a criminal complaint with production of child pornography and complicity in child pornography. They made their first federal court appearances before U.S. Investigative Judge Irma C. Ramirez this afternoon.

According to the complaint, the defendants stopped next to 14-year-old Jane Doe as she walked home from school in southwest Dallas on October 23. The child, who was wearing her school uniform at the time of the crime, later told investigators she believed they were going to drive her to her grandmother’s house.

Instead, the defendants drove her to an alley, where they allegedly raped her and recorded some of their crimes on Mr Thompson’s mobile phone. They then drove her to a motel, where they rented a room and allegedly raped her again.

Jane Doe finally managed to escape. As she fled from the hotel, she met a woman who led her to a nearby gas station to call for help. Visibly frightened and disoriented when the police arrived, the child was nevertheless able to describe the defendants and their clothing to the police.

Officers immediately went to the motel and detained Mr. Olatunji and Mr. Thompson. In an interview, Mr Olatunji identified Jane Doe as “the girl Vincent picked up”. He initially denied sexually abusing the child, but later admitted to having sex with her. Mr Thompson also identified Jane Doe as “the girl we picked up in South Dallas”. He admitted having sex with the child and recording his sexual assault on his phone.

A criminal complaint is only an allegation of wrongdoing, not evidence. Mr. Olatunji and Mr. Thompson are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

The Dallas Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations and the Dallas Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joe Magliolo and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jenna Rudoff are prosecuting the case.

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