Queensbury Man Arrested for Attempting to Entice a Minor
ALBANY, NEW YORK – James Seeley, age 54, of Queensbury, New York, appeared today on a criminal complaint charging him with attempting to entice and coerce a minor into a sexual act.
The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The charges in the complaint are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The complaint charges Seeley, already a registered sex offender, with attempting to entice and coerce a person whom he believed to be an 11-year-old girl to engage in sexual contact with him. The charge filed against Seeley carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of up to life. 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.
Seeley, who was arrested yesterday, appeared today before United States Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel, and was ordered detained pending a further hearing on Friday, October 26.
This case is being investigated by the FBI and the New York State Police, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine Kopita.