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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 18, 2018

Fulton Woman Sentenced to 30 Years for Child Pornography Production

Tammy Lamere Conspired With Co-Defendant Clif Seaway in the Abuse of a Child

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Tammy Lamere, age 47, of Fulton, New York, was sentenced today to serve 30 years in prison for conspiracy to sexually exploit and sexual exploitation of a child, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Kevin M. Kelly, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Division of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

The sentencing follows Lamere’s earlier plea of guilty in which she admitted to conspiring with Cilf Seaway to sexually abuse a child from 2010-2013, when the child was between the ages of 5 and 9 years old.  Lamere admitted that the abuse was photographed on at least 11 occasions, in which approximately 225 images and videos were produced.   

Senior United States District Judge Norman A. Mordue sentenced Lamere to 30 years on each of her two counts of conviction, to run concurrently to one another.  Following her sentence, Lamere will be on supervised release for 15 years, and will be required to register as a sex offender.

Co-defendant Clif Seaway was sentenced to serve 360 years in prison in connection with his convictions for two counts of Conspiracy to Sexually Exploit Children and ten counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Child, following a four-day jury trial in December 2017. In a related case, Tammy Martin of Carthage, New York, was sentenced to serve 90 years in prison for her conviction by guilty plea on three counts of sexual exploitation of a child that involved three different children.

Lamere’s case was investigated by the New York State Police, and the United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lisa Fletcher, Project Safe Childhood Coordinator for the Northern District of New York, and Carina Schoenberger.

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 https://www.justice.gov/psc.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated June 18, 2018