Second Man Charged with Producing Child Porngraphy
ROCHESTER, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jordan McCloud, 22, of Rochester, NY, has been charged in a criminal complaint with producing child pornography and possessing child pornography. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum of 30 years, a fine of $250,000 or both.
“This Complaint, together with yesterday’s arrest of Shamell Robinson, should serve as a warning to anyone who would dare harm a child and daughter of this community,” said U.S. Attorney Hochul. “While the defendants stand accused of laughing during this particular rape, if convicted, they will learn there is nothing remotely amusing about the potential punishment for this crime. We will continue our pursuit of child predators until all are brought to justice, and so that no other innocent victim need endure the scars of such abuse.”
Assistant U.S. Attorney Marisa J. Miller, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, the defendant used his cellular phone to film co-defendant Shahmell Robinson while Robinson raped a female child under the age of 16. The conduct occurred at a residence in Greece on August 8, 2014. The videos came to the attention of law enforcement when another individual posted them on Facebook.com.
McCloud has not been taken into police custody. Law enforcement officers are asking the public to be on the lookout for the defendant. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, please call 911. McCloud is a black male, 22 years old, 6’1” tall, 140 pounds. Co-defendant Shahmell Robinson was arrested on August 19, 2014 and is being held in police custody.
The criminal complaint is the culmination of an investigation on the part of members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Task Force, along with Task Force officers from the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael Ciminelli and members of the Greece Police Department, under the direction of Chief Patrick Phelan.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.