Facebook Sex Predator Gets 29 Years For Child Porn, Extorted Sex Acts With Underage Girls

A California man who used Facebook to trick young girls into sending him sexually explicit photos of themselves and then blackmailed them for sex and money was sentenced to 29 years in jail this week.

Jordan James Kirby, a 23-year-old man from Paradise, California, pled guilty to enticement of a minor, attempted production of child porn, and attempted enticement of a minor, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Kirby used different Facebook identities to contact young girls between the age of 10 and 15.

He used his Facebook identities to tell the girls he was a modeling agent or Victoria’s Secret employee and offered them thousands of dollars for pictures of them in their bikinis, underwear, or partially nude.

He told the girls he had large amounts of cash and sent them Facebook pictures of himself holding the money.

When the girls sent him the sexually-explicit pictures, he would then use them to extort sexual favors or money from them. He offered one girl $5,000 for a sexual favor and then sodomized her, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

After having sexual intercourse with another teenager, he tried to get her to introduce him to her 10-year-old sister.

Facebook predator get 29 years for child porn
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - MARCH 07: Lt. Mike Baute from Florida's Child Predator CyberCrime Unit talks with a man on instant messenger during the unveiling of a new CyberCrimes office March 7, 2008 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. According to current statistics, more than 77 million children regularly use the Internet. Nationally, one in seven children between the ages of 10 and 17 have been solicited online by a sexual predator. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

FBI Special Agent Monica M. Miller told the Paradise Post that Kirby took advantage of the anonymity offered by Facebook.

“This case highlights the need for family dialogue about the potential dangers of online interaction. Social media platforms present safety risks that are akin to any public space and all users should know the steps to take to report suspicious activity.”

Kirby’s arrest and conviction were a joint effort of the FBI, Paradise police, and the Butte County District Attorney as part of a nationwide initiative called Project Safeguard aimed at combating child exploitation and abuse.

Kirby isn’t the only sexual predator using the anonymity of Facebook to hide his crimes.

Earlier this month, a 22-year-old man from Anglesey was jailed for 10 years after he used Facebook to target young girls for sex, according to the Daily Post.

In August of 2013, a paroled sex offender from Denver contacted a young girl on Facebook and told her he was a sexologist who needed to study virgins for a college research project, according to the Inquisitr.

U.S. attorney Benjamin Wagner told the San Francisco Chronicle his office was committed to apprehending online child abusers.

“While always reprehensible, online exploitation and extortion of underage victims inflicts very real and lasting harm upon our community’s most vulnerable victims.”

[Photo by Ryan Pierse/ Joe Raedle/Getty Images]