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Registered Sex Offender Convicted of Attempted Sexual Enticement of a Minor and Attempted Production of Child Pornography

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 06, 2013
  • Northern District of New York (315) 448-0672

BINGHAMTON, NY—On October 10, 2013, a federal jury in Binghamton found John Lawrence Dooley, 56, of Rochester, New York, guilty of attempted enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, attempted production of child pornography, and committing a felony offense involving a minor while already required to register as a sex offender, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian; Andrew W. Vale, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany Division; and Gregory Veitch, Chief, Saratoga Springs Police Department. Dooley faces at least 45 years and up to life imprisonment, a term of supervised release of at least five years and up to lifetime supervision, and a maximum fine of $500,000. Dooley is scheduled to be sentenced on February 10, 2014, before the Honorable Thomas J. McAvoy, Senior United States District Judge, in Albany, New York.

Dooley, a registered Level III sex offender, was arrested on May 11, 2012, in Saratoga Springs, New York, after he traveled there to meet “Kara,” a 15-year-old girl he met in a Yahoo! chat room. Dooley had been communicating with Kara for one and one-half months via Yahoo! Messenger. In reality, Kara was an undercover Saratoga Springs Police Investigator. During the online communications, the undercover investigator repeatedly told Dooley that Kara’s age was 15. Dooley told Kara that he would travel to Saratoga Springs, rent a motel room, have sex with her in the motel room, and capture that sexual conduct on digital photo and video. On May 11, 2012, Dooley drove from Rochester to Saratoga Springs, checked into his motel room, and brought with him various sexual devices, vodka, computer equipment, cameras, and presents for Kara, including lingerie.

This prosecution resulted from an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany, and the Saratoga Springs Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jeffrey C. Coffman and Lisa Fletcher. Further questions may be directed to Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth C. Coombe at (518) 431-0247.