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South Jordan man accused of sex abuse of minor

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Thomas Michael Wallin, 21, of South Jordan

Salt Lake County Jail

SOUTH JORDAN — A South Jordan man accused of manufacturing and distributing child pornography was arrested Tuesday after federal authorities served him with a search warrant.

Thomas Michael Wallin, 21, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor and three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

A search warrant was served on Wallin’s residence after investigators from the Department of Homeland Security received information that he was “manufacturing and distributing child pornography via the internet from his residence and electronic devices,” according to a police booking affidavit.

When interviewed by authorities, Wallin admitted to producing child pornography, and claimed in one disturbing incident he inappropriately touched a young child at a church during a funeral and filmed the abuse, the affidavit states.

“Wallin has an extensive juvenile history of engaging in sexual contact with minors,” according to the affidavit. “Wallin is believed to be danger to children and has admitted to speaking with another associate regarding kidnapping and rape of a child.”