FRESNO, Calif. - A Fresno man was sentenced for viewing hundreds of images of child pornography Tuesday, a representative of the Department of Justice announced.
Senior United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii sentenced Jeffrey Lee Jordan, 57, to eight years and one month in prison for receiving child pornography, Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
The sentence imposed also includes a 15-year term of supervised release during which Jordan will be required to register as a sex offender; his access to minors, computers, and the Internet will be restricted. The court also ordered forfeiture of a computer and hard drive used to commit the offense. In addition, the court has scheduled a hearing on restitution for November 4, 2013, at which time the court will determine how to distribute $20,000 that Jordan presented to the court today.
“Each time an image of child pornography is viewed, that child is victimized again,” said Mike Prado, resident agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations Fresno. “As a result of HSI’s close collaboration with our law enforcement partners here in the Central Valley, this individual will be held accountable for his actions and spend many years behind bars, where he can no longer victimize innocent children.”
According to court documents, Jordan admitted that between February 7, 2013, and March 6, 2013, he knowingly received more than 600 images of child pornography, several of which depicted prepubescent minors, violence, and sadistic or masochistic conduct. Jordan was arrested on April 5, 2013, and he was remanded into custody upon entry of his guilty plea on June 10, 2013.
This case is the result of an investigation by the Central California Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, particularly the Madera Police Department, Fresno County Sheriff’s Department, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Clovis Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney David Gappa prosecuted the case.
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 those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc. Click on the “resources” tab for information about Internet safety.