Kuna Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Possession of Child Pornography
Marisa Lloyd

Kuna Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Possession of Child Pornography

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BOISE – A Kuna man was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for possession of child pornography.

According to court records, in January 2020, the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force began investigating several CyberTips from Microsoft. A CyberTip is a report submitted to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). NCMEC gathers leads and tips regarding suspected online crimes against children and forwards them to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.

According to CyberTips, on March 2 and March 3, 2019, child pornography was uploaded to a Microsoft One Drive account. The IP address used to upload the files of child pornography to the account was tied to the residence of Donald Jordan, 54, of Kuna.

ICAC obtained a federal search warrant for the contents of the Microsoft One Drive account and located items establishing Jordan was the owner of the account, along with hundreds of files of child pornography, including files depicting prepubescent children, infants, and toddlers engaged in sexual acts.

On September 22, 2020, ICAC executed a federal search warrant at Jordan’s residence in Kuna to search for evidence of the possession of child pornography. ICAC seized several electronic devices belonging to Jordan and located numerous files of child pornography on the devices. Jordan admitted to viewing child pornography and to distributing files of child pornography to other individuals in exchange for other pornographic files.

Senior U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Jordan to forfeit the electronic devices that were used to commit the offense and to pay $3,000 in restitution to a victim in the images he possessed. As a result of the conviction, Jordan will be required to register as a sex offender.

Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr., of the District of Idaho, made the announcement and commended the cooperative efforts of the Idaho ICAC Task Force and the Ada County Sheriff's Office, which led to charges. “To create a CyberTip with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), go towww.missingkids.com, and click ‘MAKE A CYBERTIPLINE REPORT.’ Include all pertinent details regarding the situation (e.g., usernames, dates, screenshots, etc.). Help us rescue a child,” Gonzalez said.

 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. As part of Project Safe Childhood, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho and the Idaho Attorney General’s Office partner to marshal federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

 

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