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Police asking public’s help identifying victims of suspected sex offender, former Boy Scout leader

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Feb 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-10 18:38:42-05

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Officers are asking for the public’s help in identifying potential victims of a suspected child sex offender.

Michael Alan Jordan, 34, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on Sept. 23, 2014 on allegations that he sexually abused multiple young boys in recent years.

Numerous search warrants, forensic examinations and interviews have identified victims throughout the investigations, but detectives believe there may be more victims out there, according to a press release from West Valley City police.

Jordan has been charged with 19 felony counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, sodomy on a child, forcible sodomy, sexual exploitation of a minor and dealing in harmful materials to minors.

Jordan is being held in the Salt Lake County Jail on a $500,007 warrant.

According to the release these cases involved the use of text messaging, instant messaging, email, social media and Internet trading.

Some of these victims have been identified while others have not, the release states.

According to the release, Jordan was a leader in the Boy Scouts of America organization from 2010-14 and an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in areas of West Valley City and Taylorsville.

“The sexual abuse cases on which Jordan is currently held are not linked to Jordan’s affiliation with either of these groups, however, these affiliations would likely have put Jordan in close contact with minors,” the release states.

Police are concerned there could be more victims that have not come forward. The release states Jordan had a history of threatening victims with disclosure or publication of graphic details to keep them quiet.

West Valley City police is asking anyone familiar with Michael Alan Jordan to discuss the issue with their children, some of whom may now be adults.

Anyone with questions or potential victim information regarding Jordan is asked to call Det. Jaron Averett with West Valley City police at 801-963-3415 or email him at jaron.averett@wvc-ut.gov.

People can also contact dispatch at 801-840-4000 or walk into the police station located at 3575 S. Market Street.