Springfield man allegedly failed to register as a sex offender

Phillip Jordan was convicted in 1984 of rape with a knife

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A 50-year-old man was indicted in U.S. District Court in Springfield, Thursday, on one count of failing to register as a sex offender.

U.S. District Attorney Carmen Ortiz informed 22News that Phillip Jordan, currently of Springfield, traveled from Maine to Springfield in August of 2015 and allegedly didn’t register as a sex offender in Massachusetts until October of 2015.

According to court documents, Jordan was convicted in 1984 of rape with a knife, gross sexual misconduct and kidnapping in York County Superior Court in Maine.

If convicted for failing to register as a sex offender, Jordan faces 10 years in prison, a lifetime of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

This case is brought as part of Project Safe Childhood.

NOTE: United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and John Gibbons, U.S. Marshal for the District of Massachusetts made the announcement. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex J. Grant of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Office.

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