Drayden Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

March 16, 2017
Christopher Zane Ordiway, 43, of Drayden

Christopher Zane Ordiway, 43, of Drayden

U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Christopher Zane Ordiway, 43, of Drayden, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison, followed lifetime supervised release, for possession of child pornography.

Ordiway admitted to engaging in sexual activity with a minor victim and possessing photos of that sexually explicit conduct.

Judge Titus also ordered that, upon his release from prison, Ordiway must register as a sex offender in the place where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.

For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended HSI Baltimore, and the Maryland State Police for their work in the Oridway case. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph R. Baldwin and Daniel C. Gardner who prosecuted the Ordiway case.

Christopher Zane Ordiway, 43 of Drayden

On Monday, December 28, 2015 at approximately 6:50 p.m., an 18 year old female came to the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack to report an ongoing sexual abuse.

During the course of the initial investigation, patrol troopers learned that the female had been sexually abused by a known family member for approximately seven years.

MSP-Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Investigators and MSP-Forensic Science Lab were contacted and responded to the Leonardtown Barrack to further the investigation. Investigators were briefed on the above facts and screened the investigation with Mr. Richard Fritz, States Attorney for St. Mary’s County. After reviewing the investigation with Mr. Fritz, four search and seizure warrants were drafted and executed on several locations within the Drayden area of St. Mary’s County.

The search warrants resulted in additional evidence being seized that subsequently led investigators to arresting Christopher Zane Ordiway, 42 of Drayden.

Ordiway was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. There, he was charged with Felony Sex abuse of a Minor.

If found guilty, Ordiway, could serve up to 25 years of confinement. Ordiway is currently waiting for a hearing with the District Court Commissioner.

Additional charges are pending a review with Mr. Richard Fritz, States Attorney for St. Mary’s County.

16 Responses to Drayden Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

  1. Big Dookie on March 16, 2017 at 9:42 am

    nothing to see here folks- just our usual white male anglo-saxon sex offender. Hide your kids!

    • Anonymous on March 19, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      See above dummy. Your argument is false.

      • Ms. Justice bb on March 21, 2017 at 12:57 pm

        You should know! Since he’s your brother!Pos!

  2. Big Cookie on March 16, 2017 at 10:07 am

    I understand that Child abusers don’t do well in prison. Huh, too bad!

  3. Bob Lob Law on March 16, 2017 at 10:35 am

    He’s gotta be a liberal.

    • Anonymous on March 16, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      About as liberal as Dennis Hastert

      • Bob Lob Law on March 20, 2017 at 2:40 pm

        Or Chuck Schumer. Take your pick.

        • Anonymous on March 21, 2017 at 12:44 pm

          Now this is delusion at a level that only a Republican can employ

          • Bob Lob Law on March 22, 2017 at 10:55 am

            Liberal tears are delicious.

    • HatesHicks on March 20, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      Try a looney libertarian who cut his grass with a 44 strapped to his hip.

  4. NoSickPuppies on March 16, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Jail time? He should just get treatment: blow-torch, weed-wacker, pineapple

  5. Anonymous B on March 16, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    If they are only giving him 10 years he should be given a choice of 10 years a general population with a sign around his neck that says what he did and what he is or he can have 6 years of solitary with a twist. It would be only 6 years because they would give him a year off for each testicle they remove and 2 years for the removal of his Johnson. He would also have to have the procedure done with no anesthesia and watch as his man parts are fed into a shredder after they are removed. Lastly, no matter which punishment he chooses, he should have to get a tattoo of the word pedophile across his forehead once they let him out. On a serious note, 10 years is an embarrassingly short sentence for the trauma and life long anguish he caused his victim. Why does he only get 10 years when his victim will have a life sentence of pain?

    • Bob Lob Law on March 17, 2017 at 9:52 am

      Reality called, they want you to come back.

      • Anonymous B on March 20, 2017 at 12:24 pm

        I like my reality better. In my reality this guy would receive a true and just punishment for what he did to this child.

        • Bob Lob Law on March 21, 2017 at 8:00 am

          Does your reality accept your obesity as well? Doesn’t sound very appealing.

  6. Anonymous on March 21, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Giving Drayden a bad name!! Good riddance pos

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