11-Year-old girl killed in red light-running crashPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX – The Scottsdale man accused of causing a deadly car wreck over the weekend is also facing unrelated charges of attempted child prostitution.
Investigators have identified Barry Jordan as the man behind the wheel of a pickup truck that hit three vehicles right in front of Paradise Valley Mall Saturday morning.
Witnesses said Jordan was speeding and ran two red lights before hitting the cars.
A 10- or 11-year-old girl was killed in the wreck. She and her 15-year-old brother were both thrown from the car. The teen remains in critical condition. Their mother, who was driving, is in serious condition. According to Sgt. Trent Crump of the Phoenix Police Department, the family is from Illinois and had just relocated to Phoenix the day before the wreck.
In addition to that family, two other people were injured in the crash.
Investigators have not released the names of any of the victims.
Jordan, 46, was taken to the hospital because he was exhibiting delusional behavior. Police arrested him as soon as he was released. Jordan has been booked on charges of manslaughter, aggravated assault and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
These charges are on top of unrelated charges of attempted child prostitution.
According to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, it was July 2008 when Jordan allegedly offered a woman he met through the website Craisglist $500 to have graphic sexual contact with her 6-year-old daughter. He reportedly communicated with the woman via cell phone, text messages and e-mail.
The woman went to police. When Jordan showed up for an arranged meeting with the woman and her daughter, officers arrested him. He was indicted on one count of attempted child prostitution in January 2009.
Jordan pleaded innocent to that charge in February 2009 and posted bond. The case is still making its way through the system.
Police said in addition to the attempted child molestation charge, Jordan has a history of traffic violations, including several previous arrests.