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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Merritt Island Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Online Enticement Of A Minor

Orlando, Florida, - U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell today sentenced Jason G. Aman (30, Merritt Island) to 10 years in federal prison for online enticement of a minor to travel to engage in sexual activity. The court also ordered Aman to serve a 5-year term of supervised release and to register as a sex offender, upon his release from prison. Aman pleaded guilty on June 3, 2013.

According to court documents, on November 10, 2012, Aman initiated contact in an Internet chat room with an undercover agent whom he believed to be a “14-year-old girl.” On the same day, he chatted using graphic and explicit sexual language expressing his desire to engage in sexual activity with the girl whom he acknowledged was 14 years old. Aman instructed the “14-year-old” to wear certain clothing and arranged to meet with her in Brevard County. When he arrived at the arranged location, Aman encountered undercover agents and was arrested.

This case was investigated by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). It was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Myrna Amelia Mesa.

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 (CEOS), 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.projectsafechildhood.gov.

Updated January 26, 2015