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Cazenovia Man Sentenced to 45 Years for Sexually Exploiting a Child

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
Naven Conley Also Possessed Child Pornography

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Naven Conley, age 75, of Cazenovia, New York, was sentenced today to serve 45 years in prison for sexually exploiting a child, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; Kevin Kelly, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of United States Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); and New York State Police Superintendent Keith Corlett.

As part of his guilty plea, Conley admitted that on three separate occasions he engaged in sexually explicit conduct with a minor who was under the age of 7, and produced videos capturing that conduct over the course of three years. Conley further admitted that from 2016 through 2018 he used a cellular telephone to record sex acts that he engaged in with the child. 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, and that he showed those images and videos to the child victim in his efforts to convince the child to engage in sex acts with him.

Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also imposed a lifetime term of supervised release, which will start after Conley is released from prison, and ordered a $300 special assessment. As a result of his conviction, Conley will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

Conley’s case was investigated by the New York State Police, Troop D, Computer Crimes Unit and United States Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey J. L. Brown as a part of Project Safe Childhood. Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS). Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Updated October 24, 2019

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