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Lyons Man Arrested On Multiple Child Pornography And Enticement Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Randall Seeley, Jr., 45, of Lyons, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with production, receipt, and possession of child pornography, and online enticement of a minor. The charges carry a minimum penalty of 15 years in, a maximum term of life, and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle P. Rossi, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, in July 2023, the New York State Police in Lyons received a report that Seeley had been involved in sexually explicit online communications with a 13 to 14-year-old minor.  An investigation led to the execution of a search warrant in August 2023, at Seeley’s residence. A review of the minor’s social media accounts revealed sexually explicit communications between Seeley and the minor going back as far as July 2022. A preliminary forensic analysis of Seeley’s electronic devices recovered hundreds of images and videos of child pornography, depicting the minor and other, unknown children. 

Seeley made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson and is being held without bail. 

The criminal complaint is the result of an investigation by the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Brian Ratajczak, and Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Scarpino.      

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  

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Barbara Burns


Updated September 20, 2023

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