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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 23, 2015

Frisco Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For The Attempted Enticement Of A Minor

DALLAS, Texas — Matthew Jarmon, 24, of Frisco, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey to 10 years in federal prison, following his guilty plea in December 2014 to one count of attempted enticement of a minor, announced John Parker, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

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. Jarmon made plans to meet the minor and to engage in sexual activity with the minor. 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 Garland Police Department and the U.S. Secret Service investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks prosecuted.

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Updated June 22, 2015