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Canyon Lake Man Found Guilty of Distribution of Child Pornography

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

SAN ANTONIO – A federal jury convicted a Canyon Lake man today for distribution of child pornography.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Seth Elred Perricone, 47, shared more than 115,000 files of child pornography over the Internet.  The jury found Perricone guilty of six counts of distribution of child pornography and one count of receipt of child pornography.

Perricone is scheduled for sentencing on November 3, 2022.  He faces up to 20 years in prison on each of the seven counts.  He has remained in federal custody since his arrest on January 26, 2018.

U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff of the Western District of Texas and FBI Special Agent in Charge Oliver E. Rich Jr., San Antonio Division, made the announcement.

The FBI and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tracy Thompson and William Calve are prosecuting the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals 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 July 13, 2022

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