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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Columbus Man Sentenced to More Than 24 Years for Creating Pornography of Toddler and Young Girl

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jordan L. Price, 29, of Columbus, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 295 months in prison and 15 years of supervised release for production of child pornography. Price pleaded guilty to the crime in January 2018.

Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Franklin County Sheriff Dallas Baldwin, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien and other members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force announced the sentence handed down by Senior U.S. District Judge Michael H. Watson.

According to the Statement of Facts in this case, in July 2017, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) received two reports from Google regarding an email account that had been used to send numerous child pornography files.

A search warrant executed on the Gmail account revealed that the account belonged to Price. Further investigation of Price revealed that he had used his cell phone to take several pornographic pictures of  two female children who were five years of age or younger.  Price’s hand was visible in some of the pictures, moving the victims’ clothing aside to expose and manipulate their genitalia.   

In addition to the pornography that Price produced, he was also found to possess more than 200 child pornography files, including depictions of the rape of toddlers, in his Dropbox account. 

“The youngest victim in this case was a toddler,” U.S. Attorney Glassman said. “The defendant moved aside the toddler’s diaper in order to photograph her genitalia. That Price saw these very young children as sexual objects to be exploited rather than children to be cared for indicates the necessity of the significant prison sentence he received today.”

U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the investigation of this case by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office as well as Assistant United States Attorney Heather A. Hill and Special Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer M. Rausch, Director, Franklin County Special Victim’s Unit, who are representing the United States in this case.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
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Contact: 
Jennifer.thornton@usdoj.gov
Updated June 29, 2018