Three people in Syracuse, New York were sentenced to decades in prison in a child sex abuse case that spanned several years. They were accused of abusing children and documenting the abuse via images and videos.
Tammy LaMere, 47, was convicted of sexual exploitation of a minor and conspiracy to sexually exploit. She will serve 30 years in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release. LaMere will also be required to register as a sex offender.
She pleaded guilty to conspiring to sexually abuse a 5-year-old child from 2010 to 2013 with her boyfriend Clif Seaway. The abuse of LaMere’s victim was photographed or filmed at least 11 times, in which around 225 images and videos were produced.
Seaway was sentenced to 360 years in prison for abusing five children. According to prosecutors, the victims ranged in age from 11 days to 10 years when Seaway began abusing them and documenting the abuse through images and videos. He arranged his digital archive by the victim’s name, age and sex act. Seaway’s collection included more than 6,000 images of one child, taken on 400 different days of her childhood.
The third individual convicted in the case was 48-year-old Tammy Martin, who is Seaway’s ex-wife. She was sentenced to 90 years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of sexual exploitation of a child, involving a boy and two girls.
The seriousness of child sex abuse charges and corresponding punishments depends on a number of factors like the age of the alleged victim, as well as the body parts that were involved. Other aspects that are considered include the person’s mental state and ability to provide consent. If you are facing child sex abuse charges, contact Brill Legal Group today.