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RPD officer Shawn Jordan arrested on felony charges after sending inappropriate images to 16-year-old

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A Rochester police officer, 39-year-old Shawn Jordan, has been arraigned on one count of first-degree disseminating indecent material, a Class D Felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A Misdemeanor. During the hearing, Rochester City Court Judge Lopez issued a No Contact Order of Protection for the victim.


The charges stem from an investigation conducted by the New York State Police, which revealed that Jordan engaged in a Facebook Messenger Video and Audio Chat communication with a 16-year-old female while exposing himself and acting in a lewd manner. Following the allegations, Rochester Police Chief David Smith suspended Jordan without pay from his duties as a police officer and requested the Professional Standards Section to conduct an internal investigation.


Jordan’s next court date is scheduled for May 3, 2023, in Rochester City Court. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Sara Vanstrydonck, Chief of the Special Victims Unit. District Attorney Sandra Doorley expressed her concern about the allegations, stating that “every time we have an allegation involving a minor, it is disturbing.” She further urged anyone with information related to Jordan’s actions to contact the New York State Police.

This is an ongoing investigation, and anyone with information related to Shawn Jordan is urged to call 585-398-4100. In the event of any knowledge of child abuse, members of the public can reach out to law enforcement or Bivona Child Advocacy Center at 585-935-7800.