Elkhart man sentenced to 40 years for sex trafficking, child pornography

Khalil Jackson

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – An Elkhart man was sentenced to 40 years in prison for various federal charges involving human trafficking of a minor, Acting United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay announced.

A jury found 25-year-old Khalil Jackson guilty of sex trafficking of a minor, production of child pornography, transportation of child pornography, possession of child pornography, and cyberstalking, according to documents in the case.  

Jackson was sentenced to 480 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release.

“This conviction holds Jackson responsible for his reprehensible conduct targeting vulnerable youth whom he abused, exploited and groomed for sex trafficking for his own benefit,” said Acting US Attorney Tina Nommay.  “Today’s 40 year sentence imposed by the District Court reflects the seriousness of Jackson’s offense.  This case exemplifies the dedication by law enforcement and prosecutors in protecting the rights of the victims of human trafficking activity, and I commend them for their hard work and successful resolution of this case.”

"It's imperative children are able to grow up without being offered for sale by adults who place a price tag on them and attempt to profit from their innocence,” said FBI Indianapolis Acting Special Agent in Charge Paul Holdeman. “We will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to ensure we hold those who prey on our children accountable for their heinous actions.”

This case was investigated by the FBI with the assistance of the St. Joseph County Police Department and the Elkhart Police Department.

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