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Utah Man Sentenced to Prison for Transportation of Another with Intent to Engage in Illegal Sexual Activity

U.S. Attorney’s Office March 26, 2013
  • District of Arizona (602) 514-7500

TUCSON—On March 25, 2013, Jordan Munah Yow Choy Anthony, 21, of Pleasant Grove, Utah, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins to four years in the Bureau of Prisons. Following incarceration, Anthony will be on lifetime supervision with sex offender conditions, including registering as a sex offender. Anthony pleaded guilty on November 2, 2012, to transportation of another with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity.

From March 14-18, 2011, in Arizona and elsewhere, Anthony used the Internet and a cellular phone to communicate with a minor in Arizona, whom he knew to be 14 years old. In December 2010, Anthony sent an e-mail to the minor about plans to pick her up and drive to Florida. On March 14, 2011, Anthony traveled from his hometown in Pleasant Grove, Utah, to Arizona, to pick up the minor at her residence. He traveled with the minor through New Mexico and into Galveston, Texas, intent on continuing to Florida. On March 18, 2011, they were found in Galveston, and Anthony was arrested by local police officers.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, and the Galveston, Texas Police Department. The prosecution is being handled by Raquel Arellano, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Tucson.