Two arraignments for child exploitation offenses

FRESNO, Calif. -  

Two men were arraigned today before United States Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe. A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against each defendant yesterday, charging them with receipt or distribution of child pornography.

Jeffrey Lee Jordan, 56, of Clovis, pleaded not guilty to the charge. According to the indictment, between February 7, 2013, and March 6, 2013, Jordan received and distributed child pornography via the Internet. He was released on numerous conditions, which include that he have no contact with minors, computers, the Internet, or any firearms, and that he be subject to GPS monitoring. His next court date is May, 13.

Shane Paul Young, 42, of Fresno, also pleaded not guilty to the charge. According to the indictment, between February 2012 and October 2012, Young received and distributed child pornography via the Internet. The indictment also alleges that Young was convicted in 2002 in Sacramento County Superior Court of attempted lewd or lascivious acts with a minor under age fourteen. He is in custody in the Fresno County jail. He is scheduled for a detention hearing on April 10.

Jordan, if convicted, faces a possible maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

If Young is convicted, he faces a possible maximum sentence of 40 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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