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

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Pennsylvania Man Convicted Of Attempted Enticement Of A Minor

ALBANY, NEW YORK - United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian announced that, following a jury trial, WILLIAM KEITH JAMIESON, (52, of Lancaster, PA) was found guilty in U.S. District Court in Albany, N.Y. of the felony offense of Attempted Enticement of a Minor, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2422(b). JAMIESON is facing a statutory mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of up to life imprisonment, a term of supervised release of at least five years and up to lifetime supervision, a maximum fine of $250,000.00 and mandatory registration as a sex offender. JAMIESON is scheduled to be sentenced on November 26, 2013, before Chief Judge Gary L. Sharpe, in Albany, New York.

JAMIESON was arrested on July 2, 2012, at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs, New York, having traveled to the park to meet “Kara,” a teenage girl he met online and had been communicating with for four and a half months via internet chat relay, Yahoo!, and Skype. In reality, “Kara” was a female Saratoga Springs Police Investigator who was working undercover pretending to be a 14 year old girl in chat rooms policing for internet child predators. JAMIESON met “Kara” in the “dad&daughtersex” chat room. In the online communications, JAMIESON was repeatedly told “Kara’s” age was 14, and JAMIESON told “Kara” that he would travel to Saratoga Springs, rent a hotel room, and have sex with her in the hotel room. On July 2, 2012, JAMIESON rented a motel room near Congress Park, walked to a prearranged meeting spot, and instead of finding “Kara,” he met with an arrest team from the Albany Child Exploitation Task Force, including officers from the Saratoga Springs Police Department and the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office. A search of JAMIESON’s motel room revealed condoms, computer equipment, a camera, and a bottle of nail polish that he promised to bring as a present for “Kara.”

This prosecution resulted from an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany, N.Y., the Saratoga Springs Police Department, and the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office, as part of the Albany Child Exploitation Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tamara B. Thomson. Further questions may be directed to Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney John Duncan at (315) 448-0672.

Updated January 29, 2015