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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Utah Man Sentenced To Prison For Transportation Of Another With Intent To Engage In Illegal Sexual Activity

TUCSON – On March 25, 2013, Jordan Munah Yow Choy Anthony, 21, of Pleasant Grove, Utah, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins to four years in the Bureau of Prisons.  Following incarceration, Anthony will be on lifetime supervision with sex offender conditions, including registering as a sex offender.  Anthony pleaded guilty on Nov. 2, 2012, to transportation of another with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity.

From March 14-18, 2011, in Arizona, and elsewhere, Anthony used the internet and a cellular phone to communicate with a minor in Arizona, who he knew to be 14 years old.  In December 2010, Anthony sent an e-mail to the minor about plans to pick her up and drive to Florida.  On March 14, 2011, Anthony traveled from his hometown in Pleasant Grove, Utah, to Arizona, to pick up the minor at her residence.  He traveled with the minor through New Mexico and into Galveston, Texas intent on continuing to Florida.  On March 18, 2011, they were found in Galveston and Anthony was arrested by local police officers.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, and the Galveston, Texas, Police Department.  The prosecution is being handled by Raquel Arellano, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Tucson.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-11-1387-TUC-RCC 
RELEASE NUMBER:     2013-023_Anthony

For more information on the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/az/

Updated January 7, 2015