Greensboro Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison in Child Pornography Case
GREENSBORO, N.C. – A Greensboro man who pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography was sentenced on August 21, 2019, announced Matthew G.T. Martin, United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina.
JORDAN CLARK WAGNER, 36, of Greensboro, North Carolina, pleaded guilty on April 1, 2019, to one count of receipt of child pornography. He was sentenced by United States District Judge William L. Osteen, Jr. to 120 months of imprisonment followed by 15 years of supervised release. He was ordered to pay a total of $29,000 in restitution to eight victims.
In 2017, investigators with both the Greensboro Police Department (GPD) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) were pursuing leads indicating that WAGNER was involved in the receipt and distribution of child pornography. In March 2018, investigators with GPD executed a search warrant at WAGNER’s residence. HSI provided assistance. GPD investigators seized multiple devices that contained child pornography, however they were unable to gain access to WAGNER’s locked phone. Ultimately, the phone was sent to North Carolina Crime Lab Digital Evidence Unit where forensic experts were able to access much of the phone’s information. WAGNER’s phone contained 294 images and 167 videos constituting child pornography. Further, investigators learned that WAGNER had used the phone to engage in sexual chats and image transfers with multiple individuals purporting to be minor boys 13, 14, and 15 years of age.
The Greensboro Police Department (GPD) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are both members of the North Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Eric L. Iverson.
It was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative by the Department of Justice to combat online 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 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.