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Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana

FORT WAYNE –Jonathan Cross, 35 years old, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Holly A. Brady after pleading guilty to enticing a minor to engage in prostitution, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Cross was sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, between January and March 2022, Cross was communicating on social media with an undercover officer posing as a minor female.  During the online communications, Cross made arrangements to meet up for sex and advised he would purchase a contraceptive before they met. On March 30, 2022, Cross was arrested when he arrived to meet who he thought was the minor female.  At the time of his arrest, Cross was in possession of the contraceptive.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of Fort Wayne Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery.


Updated January 12, 2023

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