A federal judge has ordered a seven year prison term for a Golden Valley man who pleaded guilty in July to traveling from Texas to Louisiana in order to engage in sexual activity with a teenager.

Jonathan Glosch, 27, was convicted of one count of traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

Details of the case are provided in news releases issued by United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley.

“Glosch was traveling with an Arizona family in November of 2015 on their way to Louisiana. The family asked Glosch to leave the trip while in Texas. The mother believed he was having an inappropriate relationship with their 14-year-old daughter,” the release stated. “Glosch stayed in contact with the daughter telling her that he had feelings for her and that they would run away together. He followed the family to Morgan City, La. On December 3, 2015, he picked up the daughter without the family’s knowledge and drove to Lafayette Parish. Law enforcement agents used information provided by the parents to track the defendant. The juvenile female was found with Glosch, and he was arrested.”

The FBI, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office and Morgan City Police Department investigated the case. The case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a U.S. Department of Justice nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.

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