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Hobart Man Sentenced to 447 Months Imprisonment

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Enticement Of A Minor

HAMMOND - United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II announced that George J. Jonaitis III, 42, of Hobart, Indiana was sentenced before District Court Judge James T. Moody for enticement of a minor and committing a felony involving a minor as a registered sex offender. 


Jonaitis was sentenced to 447 months’ imprisonment and 10 years of supervised release.


According to documents in this case, on or about January 14, 2017, Jonaitis used a social media platform to communicate with Jane Doe.  He asked Jane Doe if she wanted to have sex.  Jonaitis knew Jane Doe was 14-years old when he asked her whether she wanted to have sex.  He also sent Jane Doe graphic pictures of himself.  He was attempting to get Jane Doe to send him images of her that would constitute child pornography and was further attempting to entice Jane Doe into performing sex acts at a later date. He conducted the social media conversation with Jane Doe on January 14, 2017 while he was located in the Northern District of Indiana.  On January 14, 2017, he was required to register as a sex offender based upon prior convictions.  Jonaitis was previously convicted, in 1995 and 2004, of child molesting.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua P. Kolar.

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Updated January 18, 2018

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