Sanger, Texas, Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Attempted Solicitation of a Child
LUBBOCK, Texas — David Ryan Jordan, 30, of Sanger, Texas, pleaded guilty this morning before U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to one count of attempted enticement of a child, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. Jordan, who has been in custody since his arrest in January 2012, faces a statutory sentence of not less than ten years and up to life in prison, a $250,000 fine, and up to a lifetime of supervised release. Judge Cummings ordered a presentence investigation report; a sentencing date will be set after the completion of that report.
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 matter 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 is being 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, is in charge of the prosecution.
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