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Waynesburg Resident Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Transporting Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court on April 8, 2024, to 120 months of incarceration, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release, on his conviction of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States District Judge William S. Stickman imposed the sentence on James Jordan, 31.

According to information presented to the Court, from January 11, 2022, until January 12, 2022, Jordan transported a minor from Pennsylvania to West Virginia with the intent that the minor engage in criminal sexual activity.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Stickman stated that Jordan’s serious crimes were an abuse of trust and that Jordan had violated the youth and naivety of his child victim to cover the tracks of his crime.

Assistant United States Attorney Heidi M. Grogan prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the Department of Homeland Security – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Pennsylvania State Police, Waynesburg Police Department, and Lewisburg (WV) Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Jordan.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Updated April 9, 2024

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