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

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Sex Crime Against Minor

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Todd Glenn Dean, 50, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to enticing a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer. The charge carries a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that in September 2014, a minor male was approached by the defendant. Dean handed the minor a piece of paper with his telephone number on it. The minor then reported the incident to his mother who exchanged text messages with the defendant. Based on the exchanges, the mother notified law enforcement.

In October 2014, a law enforcement officer, posing as a 15 year old male, exchanged texts with Dean. The two arranged to meet in Genesee Valley Park for the purpose of having sex. The defendant was arrested when he arrived at the park.

The plea is the result of an investigation by  the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation Task Force which includes the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Rochester Police Department, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 18, 2015 at 10:00 before Judge Larimer.

Updated May 13, 2015