FORT DODGE, Iowa (TCD) -- A judge sentenced a former Baptist missionary to at least 17 years in prison for sexually abusing a young girl and giving her a sexually transmitted disease.
The Fort Dodge Messenger reports a Webster County judge ordered 31-year-old Jordan Webb to serve 25 years behind bars for second-degree sexual abuse with persons under the age of 12, five years for incest, and two years for child endangerment. A jury convicted him of the charges in April. He reportedly must spend a minimum of 17 1/2 years in prison before he is eligible for parole. Court records show Webb will not be allowed to contact the victim for five years.
KGAN-TV reports Webb is also required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.
According to the Fort Dodge Messenger, deputies from the Webster County Sheriff’s Office arrested Webb in 2022 after a female juvenile started exhibiting "some health concerns." She was reportedly diagnosed with gonorrhea in April 2022.
A Webster County prosecutor reportedly said during the trial that Webb also tested positive for the sexually transmitted disease days before the young girl received her diagnosis. Prosecutors argued Webb sexually abused the little girl, causing her to contract the infection.
The Fort Dodge Messenger reports Webb said at his sentencing hearing, "I would just like to say that I still maintain that I did not do this."