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Adams County Man Sentenced To 300 Months’ Imprisonment For Producing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Michael Sealover, age 45, of Adams County, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on December 5, 2023, by United States District Court Judge Jennifer P. Wilson to 300 months’ imprisonment for producing child pornography.  Judge Wilson also ordered Sealover to serve 15 years on supervised release after the conclusion of his prison sentence and to pay $5,100 in assessments.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Sealover previously pleaded guilty and admitted to contacting multiple pre-adolescent girls online in July 2020, and coercing and enticing them to send him sexually explicit images at his direction.  As part of the scheme, Sealover often posed as a teenage boy to gain the girls’ trust and then enticed his victims to send him sexually explicit images, falsely promising to give the victims cell phones as compensation.  When Sealover’s victims resisted his instructions or expressed despair at being exploited, Sealover would threaten to publish their images online unless they complied with his demands.

The matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Adams County District Attorney’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Christian T. Haugsby 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 individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

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Updated December 6, 2023

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