Missouri Man Sentenced To 120 Months For Using The Internet To Knowingly Attempt To Entice A Minor To Engage In Sexual Activity
FRANKFORT, Ky. - A Sikeston, Missouri man, who previously admitted to travelling to Kentucky with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, has been sentenced to 120 months in federal prison.
Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove sentenced David Bruce Jordan, 42, for using the Internet, with his cellular telephone, to knowingly attempt to persuade, induce, entice, and coerce a minor, to engage in sexual activity for which any person could be charged with a crime.
According to the plea agreement, Jordan previously admitted to travelling to Kentucky, from Missouri, on August 4, 2016, to meet with a person he believed to be a 14-year old female student. He also admitted that he was the person who had been communicating with that person he believed to be a 14 year-old student, and that those communications contained sexually explicit conversations. The “minor” was actually an undercover Kentucky State Police detective.
Jordan pleaded guilty to the charge in December of 2016.
Under federal law, Jordan must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence and will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for 15 years.
Carlton S. Shier, IV, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Steven Igyarto, Resident Agent in Charge, Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations; and Rick Sanders, Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police, jointly announced the sentence.
The investigation was conducted by Homeland Security Investigations and the Electronic Crimes Branch of the Kentucky State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Marye represented the federal government in the case.