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United States of America v. Joshua William Jackson
Case Number: 3:16-cr-00196-L
Judge: Sam A. Lindsay
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Dallas County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Cara Foos Pierce
Defendant's Attorney: Lara Meghan Wynn - FPD
Description: Dallas, TX - Wichita Falls Man Sentenced to 156 Months in Federal Prison For Charges Involving Promoting Prostitution
Joshua William Jackson, 29, was sentenced on August 16, 2017 to 156 months in federal prison for promoting prostitution, cyberstalking and firearms offenses.
Jackson pleaded guilty in January 2017 to one count of use of a facility of interstate commerce in aid of a racketeering enterprise, one count of illegal receipt of a firearm by a person under indictment and one count of cyberstalking. Jackson has been in custody since his arrest in April 2016.
According to plea documents filed in the case, in November 2013 Jackson began promoting V.N., an eighteen-year-old female, in prostitution. Jackson would post commercial sex advertisements on sex-based websites such as Backpage.com, and Jackson would communicate with commercial sex customers. Jackson benefitted financially from V.N.ís commercial sex activities. V.N. continued to engage in commercial sex acts at the direction of Jackson until November of 2015, when she terminated their relationship.
In January of 2016, V.N. moved into her parentsí home. Shortly after she moved in with her family, Jackson began posting commercial sex advertisements on Backpage.com for V.N. He posted such ads between January 22, 2016 and March 27, 2016, without her knowledge or permission. These advertisements contained photos of V.N. as well as V.N.ís parentsí address and Jacksonís cell phone number. Jackson, posing as V.N., communicated with commercial sex customers, and told them to go to her parentsí house where she would engage in commercial sex acts with them. Multiple men went to V.N.ís parentsí house with the intent to have sex with V.N.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcementís (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the North Texas Trafficking Taskforce investigated.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 156 months in prison.