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MARCIA MURPHY at 410-209-4885
DECEMBER 14, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UPPER MARLBORO MAN ARRESTED - INDICTED ON CHARGES OF EXPLOITING A MINOR TO PRODUCE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY AND RECEIPT OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
Greenbelt, Maryland - Gary E. Jorandby, age 57, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was arrested today on a federal indictment charging him with sexually exploiting a minor to produce child pornography and receipt of child pornography, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. The indictment was returned on December 12, 2007.
According to the indictment, between January 1990 and December 1999 Jorandby coerced a minor female to engage in sexually explicit conduct, including exhibition of the genitals, bondage and penetration with objects, for the purpose of producing a visual depictions of that conduct. In addition, the indictment charges that Jorandby also received child pornography that had been sent by computer.
Jorandby faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum of 20 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release for production of child pornography and a mandatory minimum sentence of five years, and a maximum of 20 years in prison followed by supervised release for life for receipt of child pornography. Mr. Jorandby was arrested in West Virginia and had his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg, West Virginia this afternoon.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Michele Sartori and Trial Attorney LisaMarie Freitas, of the Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, who are prosecuting the case.