Men sentenced to 10 years for coercing and enticing minors online

Dylan Allen Jeffries (Photo courtesy: Western Tidewater Regional Jail)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Clifton Forge man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for coercing and enticing minors online.

Authorities say Dylan Allen Jeffries, 26, used Facebook and text messages to “graphically describe proposed sexual encounters with at least two victims.”

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The victims were 12 and 13 years of age, according to investigators. When agents searched Jeffries’ bedroom, they found an external hard drive with images and videos of underage girls dating back to 2010.

Jeffries told authorities he had gotten the hard drive images — and those of the victims — through private Facebook and email messages.

Investigators found 22 pictures and three videos depicting child pornography on the hard drive.

“Jeffries’ predatory behavior, targeted at multiple underage and vulnerable girls is very serious and certainly deserving of this punishment,” said Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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