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Canadian man sentenced to 12 years for attempted enticement of 10-year-old in NY

Jonathan Woodworth, 45, from Riverside-Albert, New Brunswick, Canada, has been sentenced to 144 months (12 years) in prison for attempting to coerce a 10-year-old child into sexual activity. The sentencing was announced by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and FBI Special Agent Craig L. Tremaroli.


Woodworth, as part of his guilty plea, admitted to exchanging sexually explicit messages with someone he believed to be the mother of the child, between June and September 2022. He was arrested upon arriving in Rensselaer County, New York, with the intent to engage in sexual acts with the minor.

Following his prison term, Woodworth faces a 15-year supervised release and must register as a sex offender. He also risks deportation from the United States. The case, part of Project Safe Childhood, was investigated by the FBI Albany’s Child Exploitation Task Force, in collaboration with local law enforcement agencies. Project Safe Childhood aims to combat child exploitation and rescue victims.



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