Former Elkton Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Distribution of Child Pornography
Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Micheal Jordon, age 35, formerly of Elkton, Maryland, to nine years in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, for distribution of child pornography. Judge Hollander also ordered that Jordon must register as a sex offender in the place where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Special Agent in Charge Kevin Perkins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office.
According to his plea agreement, on January 21, 2014, Jordon engaged in a private chat with an undercover FBI agent who was working in a chat room known to promote incest. Jordon and the undercover agent discussed Jordon’s interest in young girls, and continued their conversation on an instant messaging application and through text messages. Jordon ultimately sent the undercover officer videos and images of prepubescent females engaged in sexually explicit conduct with adult men.
On February 10, 2014, a search warrant was executed at Jordon’s residence and seized two laptop computers and two external hard drives, as well as other digital media. A forensic examination of the seized material showed Jordon to be in possession of more than 600 images of child pornography.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.justice.gov/psc and click on the "resources" tab on the left of the page.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI for its work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney P. Michael Cunningham, who prosecuted the case.