Elliot Alden Nelson, 31, was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Missouri.
Today’s indictment alleges that Nelson used a minor, identified in court documents as Jane Doe (born in 2004), to produce child pornography from April 11 to April 22, 2019. The indictment also charges Nelson with using the internet and a cell phone to attempt to entice the child victim to engage in criminal sexual activity.
The charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.