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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Aliquippa Man Charged With Producing And Possessing Child Pornography

PITTSBURGH - A Beaver County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on two charges of production of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, and two charges of possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The four-count indictment, returned on Feb. 24, named Tyler Seevers, 24, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on or about May 14-15, 2014, and on or about July 20-21, 2014, Seevers employed, used, persuaded, induced, enticed, and coerced one of two child victims to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions, namely photographs, of such conduct. The indictment further charges that Seevers, on July 27, 2014, and on Aug. 2, 2014, unlawfully possessed, in computer graphics files, photographs depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 30 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn J. Bloch is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Hopewell Township Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 14, 2015