Registered Sex Offender in Ohio
Wanted Kansas Boy To Move In With Him
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A man who was a registered sex offender in Ohio when he tried to arrange for a teenage boy in Kansas to move in with him has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.
Jack Albertson, 58, Lima Ohio, pleaded guilty to one count of using a computer to attempt to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. In his plea, Albertson admitted he sent a text message to the mother of a 14-year-old boy in Olathe, Kan., saying he wanted the boy to move in with him. Olathe Police, working with the Northwest Ohio Technology Crimes Unit, determined that Albertson had been in contact with the boy. The boy had sent pictures of himself to Albertson and Albertson had sent the boy a photo of his penis.
On Jan. 21, 2011, investigators served a search warrant at Albertson’s home in Ohio. Albertson had a list of more than 40 contacts he called “pen-pals,” more than 10 of whom were under 18 years old.
Grissom commended the Olathe Police Department, the Northwest Ohio Technology Crimes Unit and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin for their work on the case. This case is being prosecuted as part of the Justice Department’s Project Safe Childhood initiative. For more information see www.projectsafechildhood.gov .