Fernandina Beach Man Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Entice An 11-Year-Old To Engage In Sexual Activity
Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan has sentenced Jason Cole Shreve (27, Paisley) to 10 years in federal prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for attempted enticement and coercion of a minor to engage in sexual activity. The court also ordered $168,915 in restitution to victims of child pornography.
Shreve had pleaded guilty on February 12, 2019.
According to court documents, between May 26 and 27, 2015, Shreve engaged in email and text communications with an undercover agent whom he believed to be the mother of a 14-year-old girl. Shreve was advised and acknowledged the child was a minor, yet provided explicit details regarding the sexual activities he wanted to engage in, and discussed traveling to the mother’s home to engage in sex with the minor.
On May 27, 2015, Shreve traveled to Jacksonville to meet the child and was arrested by officers from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. After his arrest, Shreve admitted to engaging in the email and text conversations.
“This predator shared child pornography on social media applications and traveled to a meeting where he thought he was going to sexually abuse a young child,” said HSI Tampa Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero. “Instead he was stopped by law enforcement and will now be held accountable for those crimes.”
This case was investigated by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ashley Washington.
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 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.justice.gov/psc.