David Ryan Jordan, 30, of Sanger, Texas, who pleaded guilty in March 2012 to one count of attempted enticement of a child, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 168 months in federal prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. Jordan has been in custody since his arrest in January 2012.
According to the factual resume filed in the case, from about August 2010, through early February, 2011, Jordan used his cell phone to send text communications to "Jane Doe," a minor female, who had informed him that she was 13-years-old. During these text communications, Jordan discussed various sex acts that he would like to engage in with her and asked if she would agree to engage in those acts with him. As a part of his attempt to persuade, induce and entice "Jane Doe" to engage in the sex acts, Jordan asked her to send him a sexually explicit image of herself. Jordan also sent a sexually explicit photo of himself to the girl.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."
The investigation was conducted by the FBI, the Frenship Independent School District Police Department and the Lubbock Police Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Sucsy of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Lubbock, Texas, prosecuted.