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Syracuse Man Arrested on Child Sex Enticement Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
Derek Indivero Is Arrested After Alleged Sexual Contact With a 12-Year Old

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Derek Indivero, age 25, of Syracuse, New York, was arrested and charged with enticing a 12-year old victim into engaging in sexual activity using a facility of interstate commerce and subsequently attempting to entice the same 12-year old victim into engaging in additional sexual activity using a facility of interstate commerce, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Vadim D. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Indivero was arrested yesterday by the FBI and New York State Police at a location in Onondaga County where he intended to meet for a second time with the 12-year old girl following arrangements he made using a mobile communications device, according to a federal criminal complaint. The defendant appeared in federal court (Syracuse) today to face the charge and was ordered detained in custody without bail pending a hearing scheduled for March 6, 2018.

The charges filed against Derek Indivero carry a minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00 and a term of supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life, as well as mandatory registration 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.

The charges in the complaint are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Persons with information relating to this investigation should contact the FBI Syracuse Resident Agency at (315) 424-2400.

This case is being investigated by the FBI Syracuse Mid-State Child Exploitation Task Force. This task force is comprised of FBI Special Agents and Investigators of the New York State Police- Bureau of Criminal Investigation, with assistance from the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office, the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department Abused Person’s Unit and the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Brown.

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), and is designed to marshal 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 March 2, 2018

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