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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Louisiana Man Sentenced to 6 Years for Child Sex and Child Pornography Crimes

College Sophomore Travelled to Watertown, New York, to Engage in Sexual Conduct with Teen and Later Traveled with that Teen to California, Oregon and Washington

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Iordan Bossev, age 22, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was sentenced yesterday to 6 years in prison for child sex and child pornography crimes.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Charles Margiotta, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

As part of his guilty plea, Bossev admitted that at the age of 19 he communicated with a 14-year-old over the internet.  The communications became sexual in nature and Bossev sought and received via the internet numerous sexually explicit images of the victim from March 2015 through November 2015.  In May 2015, after approximately 2 months of sending sexually explicit images back and forth, Bossev traveled from Louisiana to Watertown, New York, to meet the victim for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct.  In anticipation of their meeting, Bossev rented a hotel room in Jefferson County.  When the defendant arrived he and the victim spent parts of 2 days in the hotel room having sex.

In November 2015, Bossev traveled to Jefferson County with the intention of running away with the victim so the two could further engage in illicit sexual activity.  Bossev bought a disguise for the victim at a local Walmart so the victim could dress up as a female and the two fled together via bus to New York City.  From New York City, Bossev purchased tickets for the two to travel by Greyhound bus to San Francisco, California.  From November 2015 to December 2016, Bossev and the victim lived together in San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. 

Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also imposed a lifetime term of supervised release, which will start after Bossev is released from prison, ordered the defendant to pay $10,000 in restitution to the victim, and ordered the defendant to pay a $5,400 special assessment. As a result of his conviction, Bossev will also be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

Bossev’s case was investigated by the New York State Police, the United States Marshals Service, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey J. L. Brown.

Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is 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 https://www.justice.gov/psc.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 7, 2018