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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

U.S. Navy Sailor Pleads Guilty to Production of Child Pornography

NORFOLK, Va. – Jordan Lee Adams, 26, of Wayne County, North Carolina, pleaded guilty today to charges of production of child pornography.

According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Adams produced sexually explicit videos and images of four minor females on various occasions from 2009 through 2013. One of the graphic videos depicts Adams engaging in sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl when he was a 21-year old. In addition, Adams also uploaded a sexually explicit image he produced of a 15-year-old girl to a social media group. The image was later sent to the victim by a stranger on the internet who threatened to ‘sextort’ her, meaning he would distribute the image further unless she sent him additional images of herself. Adams also possessed sexually explicit images of 10 minor females previously identified as victims by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Adams faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison when sentenced on April 13. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Tim Quick, Special Agent in Charge of Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Alyssa Nichol is prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information may be found 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 January 17, 2017