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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 21, 2016

Arizona man sentenced to 7 years in prison for traveling to Louisiana to have sex with minor

LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that an Arizona man was sentenced Thursday to 84 months in prison for traveling from Texas to Louisiana to engage in sexual activity with a minor.

Jonathan Glosch, 26, of Golden Valley, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi on one count of traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. He was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender. According to the July 8, 2016 guilty plea, Glosch was traveling with an Arizona family in November of 2015 on their way to Louisiana. The family asked Glosch to leave the trip while in Texas. The mother believed he was having an inappropriate relationship with their 14-year-old daughter. Glosch stayed in contact with the daughter telling her that he had feelings for her and that they would run away together. He stole an automobile while in Texas and followed the family to Morgan City, La. On December 3, 2015, he picked up the daughter without the family’s knowledge and drove to Lafayette Parish. Law enforcement agents used information provided by the parents to track the defendant. The juvenile female was found with Glosch in the back of the vehicle.

The FBI, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office and Morgan City Police Department investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert F. Moore prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a U.S. Department of Justice nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by U.S. Attorneys’ 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 exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

Those concerned may also leave tips with the FBI at tips.fbi.gov. Tips may be submitted anonymously.  The Lafayette FBI office number is (337) 233-2164.

Topic: 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 21, 2016