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Madison Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Conspiring to Sex Traffic a Minor

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

MADISON, WIS. – Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jason J. Jordan, 49, Madison, Wisconsin, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 4 years in federal prison for conspiracy to traffic a minor.  This prison term will be followed by 10 years of supervised release.  Jordan pleaded guilty to this charge on October 18, 2021.

This case came to light on February 2, 2021, when management at a hotel in Middleton, Wisconsin contacted law enforcement about a guest who had overstayed a reservation.  When police responded to the hotel, they found a 16-year-old girl alone in a room rented in Jordan’s name.  Interviews with the victim and further investigation revealed that the victim was from Utah, where she had been essentially homeless for several weeks at the end of 2020.  In January 2021, a Wisconsin man she met in Utah bought her an Amtrak ticket and transported her to Wisconsin.  When she arrived in Wisconsin, he told her that she was expected to perform sex acts for money. 

Once in Wisconsin she met Jordan, an associate of the man who transported her to Wisconsin.  The victim was in Wisconsin for approximately three weeks and during that time, Jordan transported her to hotels and rented rooms for commercial sex acts.   In addition, on January 20, 2021, Jordan posted ads for the victim on a commercial sex website, arranged for the commercial sex to take place, and collected the money from the victim after the sex acts occurred. 

The charge against Jordan was the result of an investigation conducted by the Middleton Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Pfluger prosecuted this case. 

Updated January 25, 2022

Human Trafficking