Ormond Beach Man Pleads Guilty To Distribution Of Child Pornography

By on May 23, 2019 in WNDB News

Ormond Beach, FL – A 37-year-old Ormond Beach, formerly a Jacksonville High School teacher, is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to distribution of child pornography.

Court documents show that Jordan Schemmel responded to a message on September 5 on an internet bulletin board frequented by those with a sexual interest in children. The message was posted by an undercover FBI agent.

Schemmel sent the agent video depicting an adult male sexually assaulting a young child. FBI agents were able to track Schemmel’s IP address, tracking him to his residence and arresting him.

On October 19, 2018, a search warrant was executed at Schemmel’s home, seizing his smartphone and a thumb drive. A forensics investigation on the items revealed a collection of 106 images and 28 videos depicting young children being abused.

Schemmel faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years but could spend up to 20 years in federal prison. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

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