United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Galt Man Indicted For Trading Child Pornography
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Thursday, January 3, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned an indictment today, charging Tyler Jordan, 29, of Galt, with receiving child pornography, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to the indictment, between July 8, 2011 and December 18, 2012, Jordan knowingly received images of child pornography through the Internet.
This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, a federally and state-funded task force managed by the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department with agents from federal, state, and local agencies. The Sacramento ICAC investigates online child exploitation crimes, including child pornography, enticement, and sex trafficking. Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Reardon is prosecuting the case.
If convicted, Jordan faces a statutory penalty of five years to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and a lifetime period of supervised release. Any sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.
The charges are only allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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 the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. Click on the “resources” tab for information about Internet safety.