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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 22, 2019

Lafayette Man Sentenced To 78 Months In Prison

For Receipt of Child Pornography

HAMMOND- Richard Seeger, Jr, 55 years old, of Lafayette, Indiana, was sentenced before District Court Senior Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen on his plea of guilty to receipt of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Seeger received a sentence of 78 months in prison followed by 20 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution. 

According to documents filed in this case, Seeger was on probation in Hendricks County, Indiana for holding a mirror under changing stalls at a public pool in order to watch small boys disrobe.  He pleaded guilty in May 2016 and received a sentence of probation, which included as part of its terms that he not possess child pornography.  In July 2017, law enforcement officials found Seeger in possession of child pornography in multiple formats: print magazines, videotapes, photographs, and digital downloaded images of minors engaged in sex acts.  Seeger possessed over 1,000 images of such conduct.   

This case was investigated by the FBI and was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Maria N. Lerner. 

 

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated February 22, 2019