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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Darien Center Man Pleads Guilty To Receiving Child Ponography From Young Girls

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Alexander Seegar, 29, of Darien Center, NY, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci to receipt of child pornography. The charge carries a minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 20 years, and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Lamarque who is handling the case, stated that Seegar was sexting 10-12 year old female students at a school in Niagara County, posing as a 16 or 17-year-old boy. The defendant used the Instagram profile “davidlissachi” to communicate with the girls and asked them for sexually explicit photos. Seegar also communicated with other minors between the ages of 10 and 15 and asked them to send him sexually explicit photos in exchange for pictures of male genitalia that he sent them.  The defendant was found in possession of numerous photos containing child pornography.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Buffalo Office, under the direction of Special Agent-in Charge Gary Loeffert, and the Lewiston Police Department, under the direction of Chief Frank Previte.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 19, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. before Judge Geraci.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated June 20, 2019