Prosecutors call former HPD officer charged with child sex trafficking a ‘prolific sexual predator’

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Newly released court documents from federal prosecutors describe former HPD officer Mason Jordan as a “practical multi-child sex offender” who allegedly bullied victims into sending him their nude photos and attempted to use his access to police discs to cover their tracks.

Jordan, 31, was arrested by Homeland Security Investigations agents in New Mexico on Thursday after being charged with child sex trafficking and enticing minors into prostitution.

“The sexual exploitation of children is one of the most heinous crimes we prosecute and deservedly carries stiff criminal penalties,” said Clare E. Connors, U.S. District Attorney for Hawaii.

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In their motion to detain Jordan, prosecutors alleged he was a potential flight risk given his status as a former police officer charged with child sex offences. They also argued that he posed a danger to the victims, including three minors and an adult woman accused of cyberstalking.

According to prosecutors, Jordan contacted one of the teenage girls in January 2020 through Instagram, posing as a pimp named “Joey.” They said he told the girl how she could work for him as a prostitute.

“We have not exceeded your prices. . . 100 f*%k, 50 bj,” one of the text messages said, according to documents.

Prosecutors said Jordan then met the girl near a bathroom in a city park where he allegedly “attacked” her and then gave her money. They said Jordan knew the girl was underage because he looked up her information in the police department’s database.

That same month, prosecutors said Jordan – again using his “Joey” alias – messaged another teenage girl and asked her to meet him at a mall. They said he then assaulted her and tried to give her money.

When the girl reported the alleged assault to police, prosecutors said he “accessed the police report using his HPD credentials.” Then he attempted to delete an Instagram account he was using to contact the teenager to allegedly conceal his identity, they said.

“Jordan has been a direct sex offender of multiple children for nearly half a decade … a prolific sexual predator,” wrote Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Olson, in her memorandum supporting the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s detention motion.

The court documents also alleged that Jordan posed as a teenager to online harass a woman he had previously met as a police officer. Prosecutors said he sent the woman sexually explicit photos of her taken as a child, then threatened her if she didn’t send him more nude photos.

“I have some very revealing photos and videos of you. If you don’t do what I say it will go all over the internet and to all your friends on your Instagram. Do we have a deal,” one of the texts, according to documents.

“If you (sic) talk to someone about our arrangement. SOMEBODY. Then the whole internet will see. Including all your friends and family (sic). . .”

Jordan faces up to five years in prison for cyberstalking. If found guilty of child sexual exploitation, he could end up behind bars for up to 30 years.

Jordan served as an HPD officer from 2013 to 2021. He last worked at the Pearl City station, where in 2020 federal agents raided his locker for evidence. They also seized his computers and cell phones from his home.

Federal authorities said Homeland Security investigators found two flashcards in his locker at the Pearl City station secretly containing recorded video of a third teenage girl. They also found photos of him inappropriately touching the same girl’s genitals on his cellphone, prosecutors said in a motion.

The HPD conducted its own internal investigation, accusing him of additional misconduct involving children.

The HPD alleged that Jordan helped supply alcohol to a minor. He did not cooperate with the investigation and the HPD placed him on restricted duty, according to disciplinary records released annually by the HPD.

He resigned before he could be disciplined, the HPD said.

“The Honolulu Police Department has cooperated with a federal investigation. We thought that was important,” former HPD deputy chief John McCarthy said.

“This is the kind of conduct that is not tolerated either within the police department or in their community.”

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