District Man Sentenced to 10-Year Prison Term for Armed Sexual Assault in 2006

District Man Sentenced to 10-Year Prison Term for Armed Sexual Assault in 2006

            WASHINGTON – Landrell Lemont Jordan, Jr, 45, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 26-year-old woman in January 2006 in Northwest Washington, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Robert J. Contee III, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

            Jordan pleaded guilty in March 2022, in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia, to one count of attempted first-degree sexual abuse while armed with aggravating circumstances. The plea, which contingent upon the Court’s approval, called for a sentence of 10 to 12 years. The Honorable Robert Okun accepted the plea and sentenced Jordan accordingly. Following his prison term, Jordan will be placed on five years of supervised release. He also must register as a sex offender for life and as a gun offender for seven years.

            According to the government’s evidence, on Jan. 27, 2006, at approximately 1 a.m., the victim was walking home after waiting tables at a restaurant in Dupont Circle. Jordan walked up behind her in the area of Ninth and T Streets NW, brandished a gun, and forced her into an alley. He stole her cash and jewelry and then raped her at gunpoint.

            Jordan was a stranger to the victim. The victim made an immediate report to police and obtained a sexual assault exam at an area hospital.

            Jordan was developed as a suspect in this offense by MPD’s Cold Case Sexual Assault Unit in April 2020. Evidence in the case was tested in 2006 but did not yield a sufficient male DNA profile to identify the offender. Cold case detectives linked the defendant to the attack by new DNA testing.

            When detectives identified Jordan as the perpetrator of this case in 2020, the investigation revealed that Jordan had been convicted of attempted robbery in 2012 in D.C. and two felony firearms offenses in 2013, one in D.C. and the other in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Graves and Chief Contee commended the work of the detectives of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit and Cold Case Sexual Assault Unit, and detectives and officers from the Third District. They also acknowledged the efforts of those handled the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Cynthia Muhammad and Victim/Witness Advocate Tracey Hawkins.

            Finally, they expressed appreciation for the work of former Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Buckner, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kathleen Kern and Amy Zubrensky, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

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