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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Rochester Man, A Registered Sex Offender, Convicted Of Attempted Sexual Enticement Of A Minor And Attempted Production Of Child Pornography

BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK – On October 10, 2013, a federal jury in Binghamton found JOHN LAWRENCE DOOLEY, 56, of Rochester, New York, guilty of (1) attempted enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, (2) attempted production of child pornography, and (3) committing a felony offense involving a minor while already required to register as a sex offender, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian, Andrew W. Vale, Special Agent-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany Division, and Gregory Veitch, Chief, Saratoga Springs Police Department. DOOLEY faces at least 45 years and up to life imprisonment, a term of supervised release of at least five years and up to lifetime supervision, and a maximum fine of $500,000. DOOLEY is scheduled to be sentenced on February 10, 2014, before the Honorable Thomas J. McAvoy, Senior United States District Judge, in Albany, New York.

DOOLEY, a registered Level III sex offender, was arrested on May 11, 2012 in Saratoga Springs, New York, after he travelled there to meet “Kara,” a fifteen year old girl he met in a Yahoo! chat room. DOOLEY had been communicating with “Kara” for one and one-half months via Yahoo! Messenger. In reality, “Kara” was an undercover Saratoga Springs Police Investigator. During the online communications, the undercover investigator repeatedly told DOOLEY that “Kara’s” age was 15. DOOLEY told “Kara” that he would travel to Saratoga Springs, rent a motel room, have sex with her in the motel room, and capture that sexual conduct on digital photo and video. On May 11, 2012, Dooley drove from Rochester to Saratoga Springs, checked into his motel room, and brought with him various sexual devices, vodka, computer equipment, cameras, and presents for “Kara,” including lingerie.

This prosecution resulted from an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany, N.Y., and the Saratoga Springs Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jeffrey C. Coffman and Lisa Fletcher. Further questions may be directed to Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth C. Coombe at (518) 431-0247.

Updated January 29, 2015