RICHMOND, Va. – Dane Scott Mihlon, Jr., 26, of King George, Virginia, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release for using the internet on his cellphone to entice at least 8 minors to produce child pornography.
Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and FBI SAC Adam S. Lee, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney.
Mihlon pled guilty on October 2, 2014, to coercion and enticement of a minor, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2422(b). According to court documents, he admitted using a variety of applications on his cellphone to entice 8 juvenile females, ranging from 12 to 16 years old, located across the country to produce sexually explicit pictures via the internet. On one occasion, Mihlon enticed a 15 year old juvenile victim living in Oregon to produce at least five images of her naked, with one image depicting her engaged in a sex act.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Erik S. Siebert is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.