Sheffield Man Facing 100 Counts of Child Pornography

April 1, 2024

WARREN, Pa. – A Sheffield man is facing 100 counts of child pornography after police allegedly found hundreds of images of child porn on his phone and computer.

According to online court records, Michael Robert Jordan, 39 of Sheffield, is facing 100 counts of Child Pornography (50 Felony 3, and 50 Felony 2), and one count of Criminal Use of a Communications Facility (Felony 3). Bail was set at $25,000.

The Pennsylvania State Police Northwest Computer Crime Task Force received multiple CyberTips on April 12, 2022, from Internet Crimes Against Children, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and Google stating that child pornography had been uploaded to Google’s servers by a person using Google, according to the affidavit of probable cause. The suspect IP address was captured by Google on March 10, 2022, and provided in the tip.

After confirming the suspect files did contain child porn, PSP requested and received the subscriber information matching the IP address, which led them to Jordan, according to the affidavit. Police said Google also provided the account holder’s name, address, date of birth, phone number, and email address, matching Jordan’s information, according to the affidavit.

Police said through eight CyberTips they discovered more than 1,000 child porn images and videos were uploaded to Google servers from the IP address, according to the affidavit.

“One of the video files was of a young prepubescent girl performing oral sex on an adult male penis,” the affidavit states.

Police said a search warrant was executed on Jordan’s residence on Oct. 21, 2022, and Jordan “consented to being interviewed and having the interview audio recorded” at that time, according to the affidavit.

According to the affidavit, Jordan initially told police that he “must have been hacked after he clicked on an email about setting up a joke about a mail-order bride for a friend.” Jordan then said that was a lie, according to police, and that he saved the child porn on a thumb drive to “set up” his father-in-law for harassing Jordan’s wife.

“He (Jordan) stated that he wanted to ‘slip’ the thumb drive containing child pornography into his (father-in-law’s) pocket and call police and report that he has child pornography on him,” the affidavit states.

Jordan then told police, according to the affidavit, that it started as wanting to get back at people who wronged him, but then Jordan “started to get interested in it.”

“Jordan stated that he has only viewed the child pornography on his cell phone and maybe his laptop but has never saved it onto a thumb drive,” the affidavit states.

Police said a review of the cell phone found a hidden cache of child porn.

“Located on the device was a hidden folder that contained hundreds of images of child pornography,” the affidavit states.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 17 at 11 a.m. before Magisterial District Judge Raymond Zydonik.

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