Utah man federally indicted for sex abuse of 4-year-old, making child porn at South Jordan residence

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SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) A South Jordan man is now facing a federal indictment after admitting to police he sexually abused a 4-year-old boy at an LDS meeting house and made child pornography from his home.

Thomas Michael Wallin was indicted on September 29, with one count of production of child pornography, one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

On Tuesday, a federal search warrant was executed at the home of Thomas Michael Wallin after the Department of Homeland Security Investigations received information regarding Wallin manufacturing and distributing child pornography via the Internet from his residence and electronic devices.

After his arrest, Wallin admitted to receiving, producing, and distributing child pornography and further admitted to sexually touching a young male while at an LDS meetinghouse during December of 2019 and filmed the abuse, according to documents.

Documents further state “Wallin has an extensive juvenile history of engaging in sexual contact with minors and sexually abused a young male during funeral gatherings at an LDS chapel.”

Detectives said Wallin is believed to be dangerous to children and has admitted to speaking with another individual regarding the kidnapping and rape of a child, documents state.

If convicted, Wallin faces up to 30 years with 15 year mandatory minimum for the production of child pornography, up to 20 years with a 5 year m mandatory minimum for distribution of child pornogrphay and up to 10 years for possession of child pornography.

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