Maine Man Sentenced for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender
BOSTON – A Westbrook, Maine, man was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Springfield for failing to register as a sex offender.
Phillip Jordan, 51, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 25 months in prison and five years of supervised release. In October 2016, Jordan pleaded guilty to one count of failure to register as a sex offender.
Jordan was convicted in 1984 of rape with a knife, gross sexual misconduct, and kidnapping in York County Superior Court in Maine. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison and required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. In August 2015, Jordan traveled from Maine to Springfield, Mass., and remained in the Springfield area until October 2015. Jordan failed to register as a sex offender in Massachusetts despite knowing his obligation to do so.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and John Gibbons, U.S. Marshal for the District of Massachusetts made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alex J. Grant and Katharine A. Wagner of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Office prosecuted the case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.