San Diego, CA–A 31-year-old San Diego man was sentenced in federal court Monday to 100 months in prison for knowingly recruiting, advertising, and soliciting a teenage girl to engage in commercial sex acts.
Jonathan Madison pleaded guilty in February 2021. In his plea agreement, Madison admitted that he transported underage girls and women and provided them to customers for commercial sex acts, which took place in California and Colorado from November 2017 through April 2020. During this time, Madison transported, provided, maintained, and obtained an underage girl (while she was 15 and 16 years old) for the purpose of her to engage in commercial sex acts, including in San Diego County. As part of his human trafficking activities, Madison caused online advertisements of the underage girls and women to be posted on various websites for customers to solicit them for commercial sex.
Madison also admitted that he videotaped himself having sexual intercourse with an underage girl and later transmitted the video to her by cell phone.
Madison, aka “Jay Jay,” “Boobutt,” and “JT,” was arrested in April 2020 on sex trafficking charges and ordered detained without bond by the Court. A federal grand jury returned an indictment in May 2020 against Madison charging him with sex trafficking of a minor.
“This is a fitting sentence for a man engaged in trafficking of children,” said U.S. Attorney Randy Grossman. “Our office will continue to seek justice when our community’s most vulnerable victims are subjected to these heinous crimes.” Grossman thanked the prosecution team and members of the San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force for their excellent work on this case.
“Today’s sentence sends a strong message to those who intentionally target and victimize children,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Stacey Moy. “The FBI and our law enforcement partners on the San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force will use all investigative resources to identify and prosecute those who prey on minors.”
Madison has been detained in custody since his arrest in April 2020.
At the sentencing hearing Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant not only imposed the 100-month prison sentence but also ordered Madison to serve a five-year term of supervised release and to pay a $5,000 mandatory penalty assessment pursuant to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. Madison will also be required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.