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Cazenovia Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Exploiting a Child

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Naven Conley, age 75, of Cazenovia, New York, pled guilty today to three counts of sexual exploitation of a child, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, Kevin M. Kelly, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and New York State Police Acting Superintendent Keith Corlett.

In entering his guilty plea today in United States District Court, Conley admitted that on three separate occasions he engaged in sexually explicit conduct with a minor under seven years of age  and produced video recordings of that conduct over the course of three years.

As part of his guilty plea, Conley admitted that from 2016 through 2018 he used a cellular telephone to record sex acts that he engaged in with a child who was under the age of seven. In addition, to that conduct, Conley also admitted that he possessed 21 images and 15 video files depicting child pornography that he received over the internet.  Conley further admitted that he showed those images and videos to the child victim as part of his efforts to convince the child to engage in sex acts with him.

United States Chief District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby will sentence Conley on October 23, 2019. He faces a mandatory minimum term of 15 years imprisonment on each count, with a maximum penalty of 30 years imprisonment per count. He will be required to serve a term of supervised release of a minimum of 5 years, and up to life, following his term of imprisonment.  Conley will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Conley’s case was investigated by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the New York State Police, Troop D, Computer Crimes Unit.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey J. L. Brown

Updated June 14, 2019

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