Christopher Ordiway Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Child Pornography; police say he abused child in family for seven years
In a Separate Case, Baltimore County Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor to Produce Child Pornography
GREENBELT, MD. – U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Christopher Zane Ordiway, 43, of 46555 Dennis Point Way, Lot 83, Drayden, Maryland, on March 15, 2017, to 10 years in prison, followed lifetime supervised release, for possession of child pornography. Ordiway admitted to engaging in sexual activity with a minor victim and possessing photos of that sexually explicit conduct. Judge Titus also ordered that, upon his release from prison, Ordiway must register as a sex offender in the place where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
Maryland State Police reported that on December 28, 2015, an 18-year-old female came to the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack to report an ongoing sexual abuse.
Police say that patrol troopers learned that the female had been sexually abused by Ordiway for approximately seven years.
The Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Investigators and MSP-Forensic Science Lab were contacted and responded to the Leonardtown Barrack to further the investigation. Investigators were briefed on the above facts and screened the investigation with Richard Fritz, States Attorney for St. Mary’s County. After reviewing the probe, four search and seizure warrants were drafted and executed on several locations within the Drayden area of St. Mary’s County, at Dennis Point.
Ordiway was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. There, he was charged with Felony Sex abuse of a Minor.
Ordiway was arrested on a warrant from Prince Georges County District Court filed by Tfc Mersman of the Maryland State Police on sex abuse of a minor issued on Feb. 29, 2016. The charge was dropped by Prince Georges County States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks on April 18, 2016.
Similar charges were dropped by St. Mary’s States Attorney Fritz on March 1, 2016 in St. Mary’s District Court apparently when the U. S. Attorney decided to file criminal charges in Federal Court.
In U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Santos Jovany Quintanilla, age 37, of Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to two counts of sexually abusing a minor to produce child pornography.
The sentence and guilty plea were announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; Special Agent in Charge Andre R. Watson of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Colonel William M. Pallozzi, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police; Chief Terrence B. Sheridan of the Baltimore County Police Department; and Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger.
According to Ordiway’s plea agreement, from 2012 through 2014, Ordiway engaged in sexual activity with a minor female and possessed digital photographs documenting the abuse. The photos were found on Oridway’s cellular telephone on January 21, 2016, during a forensic analysis of the phone by an HSI examiner. Even though Ordiway had attempted to delete the photographs, the forensic analysis was able to recover thumbnails of the photographs that remained on the phone.
According to Quintanilla’s plea agreement, from 2010 through 2015, beginning when the victim was five years old, Quintanilla sexually abused a young girl, producing images of himself and the victim engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Multiple instances of abuse occurred when Quintanilla visited the home of the victim’s father. On several occasions, Quintanilla was left alone to watch the victim and her younger sister when their father left the house. During these times, Quintanilla sexually abused the victim and, on at least one occasion, took photographs documenting the abuse.
Quintanilla admitted that in 2015 he sent text messages to the victim asking her to take off her clothes and send Quintanilla photographs of her body. On March 30, 2015, Quintanilla contacted the victim, who was 10 years old at that time, via Facebook. Quintanilla sent the victim a photograph of a $50 bill, along with the message: “Do you want it? Do you want me to come over?”
In addition to photographs of the victim engaged in sexually explicit conduct, Quintanilla also took and possessed 40 images of child pornography, including pictures of a pre-pubescent male’s genitalia.
As part of his plea agreement, Quintanilla will be required to register as a sex offender in the place where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
Quintanilla faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years and up to 30 years in prison for each of two counts of production of child pornography. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz has scheduled sentencing for May 31, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. Quintanilla remains detained pending sentencing.
These cases were brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.
These cases were brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.justice.gov/psc and click on the “resources” tab on the left of the page.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended HSI Baltimore, and the Maryland State Police for their work in the Oridway case; and the FBI, HSI-Baltimore, Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the Quintanilla investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph R. Baldwin and Daniel C. Gardner who prosecuted the Ordiway case, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Aaron S. J. Zelinsky and Paul E. Budlow, who are prosecuting the Quintanilla case.