Arrested in Garland When He Arrived to Meet a Teen He Had Met Online
DALLAS - October 29, 2015 - A Carrollton, Texas, man, Jordan Michael Porter, 29, was sentenced this week by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 84 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in February 2015 to one count of receipt of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas. Porter has been in custody since his arrest in July 2014 on a related federal indictment.
According to documents filed in the case, the investigation began when a parent found a photo of their 15-year-old minor female child kissing what looked to be a much older man. When questioned by the parent, the minor admitted she had met then 28-year-old Porter online a few weeks earlier. The parent notified the Garland Police Department.
The investigation revealed that the minor female had communicated with Porter via text, e-mail and phone calls. They had video-chatted and had met on previous occasions and engaged in sexual activity.
An undercover officer took over the minor’s online account and in subsequent chats with Porter, they agreed to meet, at the usual place, on July 2, 2014. Porter was arrested when he arrived at the location.
Porter admitted he knew the girl was age 15. He admitted she sent lewd and lascivious photos of her partially clothed in a bathrobe, and that on three of the four occasions they met, they had engaged in sexual activity.
The matter was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative, which was launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s 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 sexually exploit children, and identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/ and click on the tab “resources.”
The FBI and the Garland Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks prosecuted the case.
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas
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