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Midland Man Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Distribution and Receipt of Child Pornography, and Coercion and Enticement of a Minor

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

Seth Ryan Mose, a 35-year-old resident of Midland, Michigan, was sentenced on September 12, 2019, to 290 months in federal prison for one count of Distribution and Receipt of Child Pornography and one count of Coercion and Enticement of a Minor, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider.  Schneider was joined in the announcement by Rainer S. Drolshagen, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Detroit Field Office. 

United States District Judge Thomas L. Ludington imposed sentence on Mose following his guilty pleas to Distribution and Receipt of Child Pornography and Coercion and Enticement of a Minor.  Ludington also imposed five years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment and restitution payments to identified victims.

According to court documents, between February 2, 2018, and June 12, 2018, Seth Ryan Mose knowingly possessed, distributed, and received approximately 387 photographs and 102 videos containing child pornography through the use of various online social networks and chat rooms. In the fall of 2014, Mose used these social networks and chat rooms to entice a 12-year-old girl to send him nude photographs of herself.  Later, Mose traveled from Michigan to Ohio and engaged in sexual contact with the 12-year-old girl, conduct that amounted to rape under Ohio law.

 The case was investigated by the FBI and the Michigan State Police’s Computer Crimes Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anca Pop.                                          

Updated January 13, 2020

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