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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sailor Sentenced to Prison for Production of Child Pornography

NORFOLK, Va. – A U.S. Navy sailor who recorded himself engaging in sexual acts with minors was sentenced today to 30 years in prison.

Jordan Lee Adams, 26, of Norfolk, pleaded guilty to one count of production of child pornography on January 17. According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Adams recorded sexual encounters he had with four minor females from 2009 through 2013. He solicited one of his victims via Facebook messenger when she was 14 years old and Adams was 21 years old. Adams created video recordings of himself performing sexual acts on the victim and stored the files on his laptop in a folder titled “under.” Adams also distributed several sexually explicit depictions of one of his victims via the Kik messenger application. Ultimately, in addition to the files he produced, law enforcement officials found Adams in possession of numerous sexually explicit images of minor females known to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Maureen Evans, Special Agent in Charge of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen. Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alyssa K. Nichol and David Layne prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:16-cr-163.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 14, 2017