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Granby Woman Pleads Guilty to Sexual Exploitation Crimes

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
Following Last Week’s Trial Conviction of Clif Seaway, Tammy Lamere Admits Her Role in the Exploitation

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Tammy J. Lamere, age 46, of Granby, New York, pled guilty yesterday to crimes related to her sexual exploitation of a child, committed together with co-defendant Clif Seaway from 2010 – 2013, announced Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II, and Kevin M. Kelly, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Division of Homeland Security Investigations.


Lamere appeared yesterday before Senior United States District Judge Norman A. Mordue, and admitted that from 2010 – 2013 she and Seaway conspired to sexually abuse a child, and that she and Seaway engaged in various sexual acts with that child, for the purpose of producing visual depictions of that abuse.  The child was between the ages of 6 and 11 during the time of the offenses, and images and videos of Lamere and Seaway took of their sexual abuse of the child were recovered in the investigation into their crimes.  Seaway was convicted of these and other offenses last week, following a jury trial. 


Sentencing is scheduled for April 18, 2018 in Syracuse. The defendant faces a minimum sentence of 15 years and up to 30 years for each count of conviction, for a maximum possible sentence of 60 years in prison. The defendant will also be sentenced to serve a term of supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life when released from imprisonment and will be required to register as a sex offender.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.


This case was investigated by the New York State Police and Homeland Security Investigations with assistance provided by the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.  The case is being  prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lisa Fletcher, Project Safe Childhood Coordinator for the Northern District of New York, and Assistant United States Attorney 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

Updated December 19, 2017

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