Former National Guardsman Receives 10-Year Sentence in Federal Child Exploitation Conviction
9/4/12 – Former National Guardsman Receives 10-Year Sentence in Federal Child Exploitation Conviction
Jeffrey Neal Jackson, a former military recruiter for the National Guard, was sentenced to ten years in prison and ten years supervised release on federal charges of sexual exploitation. Jackson had pled guilty to charges of coercion and enticement of a minor in April,admitting that he responded to a "craigslist.com" ad, began a 3-week online relationship and then traveled from Texas to New Mexico to engage in sexual activity with a person he believed to be 15 years old. Jackson was arrested when he arrived at the house and learned that the person with whom he was communicating was an undercover agent. Jackson will be required to register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.
The New Mexico RCFL provided digital forensics support to this investigation. Curry County Sheriff's Department with assistance from the United States Army and the FBI conducted the investigation. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorneys Office, District of New Mexico. Read the DOJ Press Release.