ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque man who had pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Albuquerque to 15 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Jordan Earl Madison Jr., 49, also will be required to register as a sex offender, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release.
The charge that Madison had pleaded guilty to on Oct. 13, 2010, under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s was one count in a four-count federal indictment that also included two counts of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession child pornography, according to the news release. After Madison was sentenced Tuesday on the distribution of child pornography conviction, the other charges were dismissed.
The news release said the charges against Madison stemmed from a March 2010 undercover operation by the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office (NMAGO) aimed at identifying people who possess, receive and distribute child pornography.
FBI agents and NMAGO investigators, during a March 18, 2010, search of Madison’s residence, found a computer and computer hard-drives containing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to the news release.
The news release said that court records reflect that forensic examination of Madison’s computer and hard-drives uncovered more than 1,630 images and 29 videos of child pornography.
In his plea agreement, Madision admitted that on March 18, 2010, he told FBI agents and NMAGO investigators that he used a P2P file-sharing program to obtain child pornography and that he had been receiving child pornography since September 2009. He also admitted that he previously had been convicted of attempted molestation of a child in Arizona, according to the news release.
Oct. 13, 2010 — Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty in Child Porn Case
A 49-year-old Albuquerque man pleaded guilty Wednesday under a plea agreement with federal prosecutors to distribution and attempted distribution of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced in a news release.
Jordan Earl Madison Jr., who has been in custody since his arrest on Aug. 3, will face at sentencing a prison term of not less than 15 years and not more than 40 years, a maximum fine of $250,000, and a lifetime term of supervised release. He also will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison, according to the news release.
The news release said Madison, who had been indicted on federal distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography charges, appeared before U.S. Magistrate W. Daniel Schneider on Wednesday to enter his guilty plea under the plea agreement.
Specifically, Madison admitted to distributing and attempting to distribute a video depicting a prepubescent male child engaged in sexually explicit conduct with an adult male as charged in Count 1 of the indictment, the news release said.
He also admitted in the plea agreement that he previously had been convicted in Arizona of attempted molestation of a child, according to the news release.
U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales said the charges against Madison stemmed from an undercover operation in March by the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office aimed at identifying those who possess, receive and distribute child pornography.