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April 7, 2021

Columbus Man Arrested for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Child Pornography

Law Enforcement Seek Additional Victims

INDIANAPOLIS—The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Indianapolis Field Office, in conjunction with the Southern District of Indiana United States Attorney’s Office and the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, announce the arrest of Jordan Blake Fields, 20, of Columbus, Indiana. Fields is charged with Sexual Exploitation, Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Child, and Distribution and Receipt of Child Pornography.

Fields was arrested March 25 at approximately 9:30 a.m. in Columbus, Indiana, by the FBI and the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office.

The federal complaint alleges that between March 1, 2020 and July 29, 2020, Fields sexually exploited three minor victims by “using each minor or attempting to use each minor to create visual depictions of Minor Victims 1 and 2 engaging in sexually explicit conduct, using materials that led in interstate or foreign commerce.”

The complaint also alleges that between March 1, 2020 and November 13, 2020, Fields “knowingly distributed visual depictions, including by computer, of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.”

Fields’ known victims were in Brown and Bartholomew County, but there may be additional victims. Law enforcement is encouraging anyone who has a child that may have interacted with Fields, who feels as if any of those interactions could have been sexually inappropriate or was an attempt to “groom” the minor for future sexual interactions, to please contact the FBI at 317-595-4000.

Fields’ initial appearance was on March 26. Fields is currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service pending trial.

This is an ongoing investigation and information outside of the federal complaint affidavit cannot be provided. The Defendant is presumed innocent and the criminal complaint is merely an accusation.