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Sacramento Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez sentenced David Patrick Seilheimer, 54, of Sacramento, today to 15 years in prison for receipt of child pornography, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, between May 2015 and February 7, 2018, Seilheimer, used a file sharing program to find and download child pornography. Seilheimer had a prior conviction in Colorado for a crime relating to sexual abuse. Seilheimer was on Colorado state parole, and required to register as a sex offender when he was arrested in Sacramento.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a federally and state-funded task force managed by the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department with agents from federal, state, and local agencies. The Sacramento ICAC investigates online child exploitation crimes, including child pornography, enticement, and sex trafficking. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rosanne L. Rust and Roger Yang prosecuted the case.

This 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 those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit Click on the “resources” tab for information about internet safety education.

Updated July 23, 2019

Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 2:18-cr-040 JAM