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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 21, 2021

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to Serve 220 Months for Child Enticement and Travel to Engage in Illicit Sexual Activity

BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK – Anthony Miceli, age 28, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania was sentenced in United States District Court on May 19, 2021 to serve 220 months in prison for attempted enticement of a minor and traveling to engage in illicit sexual activity, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Thomas J. Relford, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

As part of his previously entered guilty plea, Miceli admitted that from January 25, 2020 through February 3, 2020, he communicated with an undercover officer he believed was the parent of two young children, and that through the undercover officer acting as the parent of the children, he knowingly attempted to persuade, induce, entice or coerce an 8 year old female child and a 5 year old female child to engage in unlawful sexual activity with him.  Miceli further admitted that on February 3, 2020, he traveled from Pennsylvania to the Northern District of New York to meet and engage in sexual acts with both children. 

Senior United States District Court Judge Thomas J. McAvoy also imposed a 15-year term of supervised release, which will start after Miceli is released from prison.  As a result of his conviction, Miceli will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from incarceration.   

This case was investigated by the FBI Mid-State Child Exploitation Task Force and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristen Grabowski.

This case is prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorney’s offices, 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 identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc/

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated May 21, 2021