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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Frisco Man Pleads Guilty To Attempted Enticement Of A Minor

DALLAS, Texas — Matthew Jarmon, 24, of Frisco, Texas, pleaded guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul D. Stickney to one count of attempted enticement of a minor, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

Jarmon faces a statutory penalty of not less than ten years and a maximum term of life in federal prison, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to a lifetime of supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled for March 9, 2015.

According to the factual resume filed in the case, in June 2014, Jarmon used his computer to engage in a number of sexually explicit “chat” conversations with a minor under the age of 17 years old. Jarmon made plans to meet the minor and to engage in sexual activity. Upon arriving at the pre-arranged location on June 18, 2014 Jarmon was arrested by law enforcement.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative, which was launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/. For more information about internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/ and click on the tab “resources.”

The case was investigated by the Garland Police Department and the United States Secret Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks is prosecuting.

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Updated June 22, 2015