Boonesboro Man, James Maynard Pleads Guilty to Coercion and Enticement of a Minor to Produce Child Pornography
Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conversations with a 14-year-old Girl on Social Media
Greenbelt, MD (STL.News) James Maynard, Jr., age 53, of Boonesboro, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to a federal charge for coercion and enticement of a minor in order to produce and distribute child pornography.
The guilty plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner; Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; and Chief Jason Lando of the Frederick Police Department.
According to Maynard’s guilty plea, on November 27, 2019, Maynard used a social media account to meet a 14-year-old female, Victim 1, During his initial conversation with the victim over social media, the victim informed Maynard that she was 14 years old and he identified himself as a 52-year-old man. While they did not begin that way, Maynard’s conversations with the victim became increasingly sexual. On the second day of their online communications, November 28, 2019, Maynard asked Victim 1 to send him nude photographs of herself. Victim 1 subsequently took the photos that Maynard requested, using her tablet computer to take the photo while she was in her bedroom.